These are very unique, and will do well with my rutile quartz.
|Dimensions (mm)||not provided|
|Weight (carats)||43 carats|
THIS SITE SPECIALIZES IN EHTIOPIAN AND AMERICAN OPALS
FORMED BY VOLCANIC ACTION.
MEXICAN ROUGH OPAL
THIS ROUGH SPECIMEN WAS MINED AT MAGDALENA JALISCO MEXICO WHICH IS KNOWN FOR ITS TOP FIRE OPAL. THIS ROUGH WAS FORMED BY VOLCANIC ACTION.WE HAVE TAKEN THE PHOTOS WITH THE SPECIMEN BEING WET TO SHOW THE COLOURS. AS WITH ALL OUR STOCK YOU MAY RETURN IT FOR A FULL REFUND PROVIDED IT HAS NOT BEEN RUBBED OR SNIPPED IN ANY WAY. GREAT COLLECTORS PIECE.
SIZE: 14X 8.6 X8.6 MM APPROX
WEIGHT: 43 CTS APPROX
YOU MAY KEEP THIS AS A SPECIMEN BUT IF YOU WISH TO CUT OR POLISH IT WE HAVE SOME TIPS ON CUTTING/STABILIZING ETHIOPIAN OPAL WHICH IS SIMILAR.
GO TO THE FORUM ON THE FRONT PAGE.THEN LOOK FOR CUTTING OPAL WHERE YOU WILL FIND CUTTING /STABILIZING ETHIOPIAN OPAL.
|iN 1957, Alfonso Ramirez (of Querétaro) accidentally discovered the first opal mine in Jalisco - La Unica, located on the outer area of the volcano of Tequila, near the Huitzicilapan farm in Magdalena. By 1960 there were around 500 known opal mines in this region alone.|
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