8.1c DRY PC~ EXRARE BLACK VIRGIN VALLEY,NV FOSSIL EXOTICOPAL

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 22 x 11 x 8mm
Weight (carats) 8 carats
Colors

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About this item specifically~ This is a very nice rare specimen of fossil wood replacement black opal from the Virgin Valley, Nevada, USA locality.  Most of this material is formed by mineral replacement and volcanic action and although it often shows stunning colorplay, Virgin Valley opal generally has such a high water content that it must remain in water to prevent destructive crazing.  This black material is much rarer than the lighter crystalline types and it is extremely rare to find such a colorful piece of this black opaque opal that is totally dry and does not require water.   It has been mined and seasoned (dried) for several years and is perfectly naturally glossy and ready for display.  The colorplay is nice and shows metallic multicolor flakes throughout the darkest part of this stone.  Although it is quite possible to cut this into a stone or stones, we feel it should be left dry and rough as it is for a specimen collector.  It weighs about 8.1 carats and measures about 22mm x 10.5mm x 8mm aprx.  This ExoticOpal is being offered here at under $100 per carat ~ just $788~FINAL CLEARANCE~NOW ONLY $488~
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Auction ID 231647
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Starts 6th Dec 2016 8:03am PST
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