Boulder Opal (Duncan Elliott Coll.)

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 6.3 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Lightning Ridge opal is world-renowned for quality and color and this slabbed and polished section of boulder opal is a striking example. This is a vintage specimen of "precious opal" in matrix. The polished color play of peacock blues, greens and whites is absolutely spectacular against the variably brown matrix. 180 grams or 900 carats. Ex Duncan Elliott Collection. We have seen similar Lightning Ridge boulder opals at shows for around $1000.

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