Honduran Opal- South America
Honduran Opals vary from milky-white to matrix based, formed mostly by volcanic eruptions in South America. Honduras has some of the oldest opal mines in the world, with the most famous opal mine in Tablon. Many farms subsidize their income from opal mining. The opal mines are found in volcanic black basalt. Honduras Black Matrix are naturally black, but some are treated by soaking in resin, similar to emeralds
The largest opal deposit in Honduras is the Tablon mine.
This mine has black matrix opal
This area covers a hill 3 miles long with large blocks…