Opal-AN (Hyalite Opal) (fluorescent)

Étienne Mine, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
13.3 x 9.9 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 11/19/2020 9:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/28/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Starting Bid: $249
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Item Description

From a recent discovery (January 2019) at this new mine in San Luis Potosi, here we have a really interesting and impressive Hyalite Opal. These specimens are being mined by a friend of ours who has been working for the past few years to collect these attractive specimens. This cabinet sized piece is a sculptural and three-dimensional display specimen that hosts dozens upon dozens of gemmy to translucent soft white to pale lavender to essentially colorless spherical groups or "balls" of Hyalite covering both sides. Hyalite are known for being brilliantly fluorescent, and this piece shows a fantastic green hue when exposed to SW UV light. For reference, this specimen is from the same mine that produced the new and unique specimens of "Blood Vessel Opal" that have come out over the last few years. These specimens are very limited on the market, and certainly worth picking up for anybody who collects Mexican minerals, worldwide Opals or fluorescent minerals. Showy cabinet specimens like this were VERY limited from this find. Weight on the specimen is 280 grams. Don't miss out on this beautiful eye-catching display specimen of this well-known Opal variety. It should be noted that the term "Hyalite" Opal is no longer valid, and now the material is called Opal-AN due to its structure. Priced at $1,300 in the inventory.

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