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Opal (Pink and Lavender) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday January 17th, 2019

Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru
  • Starting Time:1/10/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/17/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$58
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.3 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm

Description:Opal is known from hundreds of world localities. It's one of the few species that looks as good when it's transparent as when it's opaque. In 2018 in the Pisco Province of the Ica Department of Peru there was a new discovery of beautiful pink Opal specimens. The material shows an almost botryoidal form with a soft, flowing, almost ethereal appearance. When exposed to SW UV light, you can see a striking fluorescent neon-green glow from a thin coating of Hyalite Opal (now called Opal-(AN)) which is only slightly visible in daylight. This is not only pink in color, but shows a beautiful secondary overgrowth of gorgeous pale lavender Opal as well. When the piece is backlit, it shows a wonderful internal color. I haven't seen much of this material on the market, and I think it's incredibly beautiful and eye-catching for Opal in terms of color and form.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$58 05:28 1/17/2019 fredbug83
$39 02:47 1/17/2019 kushmeja
$34 10:12 1/17/2019 fredbug83
$33 10:12 1/17/2019 tubman
$28 04:03 1/11/2019 fredbug83
$23 04:02 1/11/2019 dbatchelor
$18 04:02 1/11/2019 fredbug83
$10 11:17 1/10/2019 dbatchelor