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RESERVED. Virgin Valley opal. Display piece in glass dome. High quality.

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85x40mm glass dome.
Specimen is somewhat smaller.
Green, blue, yellow and orange color play.
Very strong greens. Translucent.

A very nice example of opal from this location in Nevada.
The specimen is in as found condition. Completely natural rough mineral. No treatments or enhancements. Could use a little more cleaning, but it looks fantastic in the sunlight.

This type of opal has a high water content. (8-10%) Because of that, they must stay wet (with water only) They are usually kept in glass domes. They'll stay stable for generations when kept wet. If left to dry they will usually "craze" as it's called when opal cracks from being too dry.
The mine has a facility that grades and directly glass domes these pieces so they are kept stable.
(GIS Virgin Vally opals for more info or convo me.)

My personal favorite type of opal on Earth comes from this exact mine.

Shipping in the continental USA is via USPS and will include insurance. Please convo insurance rates elsewhere.

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RESERVED. Virgin Valley opal. Display piece in glass dome. High quality.

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: opal, virgin valley, nevada opal, green opal, blue opal, yellow opal, orange opal
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