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VIRGIN VALLEY OPAL
This is a specimen of wood replacement opal from Virgin Valley in Nevada USA.The area is known for its unusual fire play in wood ,limp casts and bark replacement.There is some opal attaached to this specimen.We have taken the photo wet.Great collectors item.
Weight 55 cts app
Size 42.5x 26.9x15.2 mm app
This opal is believed to be app 14 -15 million years old.The opal has a tendancy to craze when dried too fast as it contains up to 14 % water. We just know we lose most to drying but a small percentage is stable. Some cutters store the opal in mineral oil for a year and change it every 3 months before cutting.
As with all our stock we offer a full refund provided it is not touched in any way.
Not happy to be honest, but it looks like the pictures so its not fair for me to give a bad review. It's covered in glue to make it shiny which I have to remove now. Pretty solid meh in my book. WIsh I hadn't spent so much money. Will be more cautious in54.95 CTS INDONESIAN WOOD FOSSIL STONE POLISHED [VS7042 ]
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