This Black opal parcel was mined at Cochran Opal fields at Lightning Ridge Australia, in early 1990s and were all sold .
It is one of the best overall parcels with consistent gem quality black opals.
These gem Flame fire red opals are now considered investment opals as they are so rare it is becoming harder and harder to find these black opals.
Parcel Body tone is N1 as they were all black and formed a s Nobbys not as seam opal
The opal miner Chris owns Opalrush and was bought up in Lightning Ridge and knows all the different opal fields as he has worked most of them.
His father also worked the opal fields near the airport and we also well known in the black opal industry
This parcel he called Flame Fire red black opals as you can imagine what they looked like in the rough
He said the Nobbys all came out mine around 20 meters down and near roof of the mine they were working on.
The opals were Nobbys and when rubbed you could only see thin colour bars red hues, but when the opal was rubbed the colours exploded
It is very unusual to find pocket red fire opals but to find 20 opals is unheard of.
And one opal displays rare harlequin pattern which is rarest pattern in black opals.
Most of the opals showed beautiful block pattern display so close to harlequin pattern and made this whole opal collection extraordinary
So when they rubbed the parcel they could see fire flame colours so titled the collection
Flame Fire Opals
It is good we have these opals to look back at and its every opal miners dream to find opals like this.
Unfortunately, most of us can only dream about finding red fire black opals like this
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