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Precious Opal (38.02 grams) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday July 19th, 2018

Opal Butte, Morrow County, Oregon
  • Starting Time:7/12/2018 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:7/19/2018 06:45:41 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:4.8 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm

Description:A wonderful gemmy piece of mostly colorless Opal from the famous locality at Opal Butte, Oregon. A lot of the specimens from this area are more translucent with a golden hue, but this piece (which came to us directly from the man who mined it) shows colorless crystal appearance with some slight golden hue on the edges. The piece almost reminds me of a snowglobe with the gentle ethereal wonderland inside. It's certainly one of the better pieces of this material that we've had to offer in the auctions in terms of size. The Opals from this locality are some of my favorite Opals from anywhere in the US, and this piece would make a great addition to an Opal suite or a collection of cryptocrystalline specimens. Weight is 38.02 grams.

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