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Dimensions (mm) 26 x 24 x 16mm
Weight (carats) 71 carats

ExoticOpal is proud to offer a selection of the many types of opal from all corners of the world. We provide collector and cutter materials as well as commercial stones great for design and setting or jewelry manufacturing uses. We want to earn your business and keep you coming back for more. Have a look at all our listings by clicking the link in the item information area of the item you are looking at. Please ask if you have any questions about any sort of rare or unusual opal and we will be happy to help. We are opal enthusiasts and lifelong collectors that specialize in unusual and rare opal that many other cutters or collectors dismiss as too difficult to cut. To date, our private collection is comprised of opal from more than 200 localities worldwide. You will see from our listings both current and previous that we have an extensive knowledge and understanding of how to cut many different types of unusual or rare opal. Our feedback shows the level of satisfaction and support our customers have come to expect. We are not dealers looking for resale profits and we are happy to share our knowledge and experience with our customers and friends. Thanks ExoticOpal About this item specifically~

This is a very nice smaller specimen chunk of an extremely rare and difficult to obtain type of opal from a locality referred to as “Northern Lights Claim” in the Whitesail mountain range of British Columbia, Canada. This locality is a similar formation to the more southern Klinker deposit, where Okanagan opal is mined. The opal from this area forms from ancient volcanic debris flows and is almost purely a matrix-type opal with most solid opal deposits being exceptionally rare and very porous. This particular piece shows a base of basaltic lahar flow rock with precious porous opal throughout and has a nice area of solid porous chalky opal on one side that has an ethereal blue/green/purple and even red flush of colorplay. This locality is only accesssible via helicopter or via a days long hike on private property and material has only rarely even entered the market for sale, so it is exceptionally rare and valuable as a rare piece for a serious collector. It weighs about 26mm x 24mm x 16mm aprx. max. dim. This ExoticOpal rough/specimen is being offered at just $688 ~ We will also accept offers on our fixed price items using the make an offer function~



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Auction ID 497626
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Starts 16th Jan 2015 8:46am PST
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