Virgin Valley Nevada Opal - 39.5 CTS. - Wet, With Glass Dome

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Origin: Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine; Virgin Valley; Nevada; U.S.A.

**** Bright Contra-Luz Colors....
*** These Show Colors With The Light Coming BEHIND The Stone...
Appx. Weight: 7.9 Grams = 39.5 CTS....2 Pieces

*** THE GLASS DOME IS: 1 1/4" X 2"" - # 6 stopper...


*** This will ship in a sealed bag with a wet paper towel - dome shipped with it.....

*** Simply fill with clean tap water; beautiful display piece.....

*** Most Nevada opals must be kept wet; they often crack when dried...

*** All natural, no sanding or polishing....

Nevada Opal - Rare Material!

*** The Virgin Valley Opals are wood replacements, created in Miocene times...
It seems that large volumes of silica rich volcanic ash blanketed a lake;
Silica from the ash filtered down, and replaced driftwood which had gathered
on the lake shores, with some of it becoming opal; with some having the
brightest color play of any opal on the planet!
Most of this opal has a higher molecular water content than the Australian opals,
and will crack when dried. A small percentage is stable however.....

* Virgin Valley Nevada Opal is almost all wood that has been replaced by opal.

* Most Virgin Valley Opals contain a high percentage of water in their structure,
and they often crack or craze when dried; these types are best stored and
displayed in water.

* When the opal is dispersed in the wood, they can often be dried and polished.

* Virgin Valley Opal is quite rare in dry, stable form...
*** Solid, Natural, Mined Opal...NO Doublets or Triplets.....

*** My Pictures Are Taken In Direct Sunlight - No Photoshop.....

*** All Stones Are Cut & Polished By Me, Unless Noted.....
*** Some Common Opal Terminology ***

Directional Stone - Colors Flash With Stone Held At Certain Angles
Contra-Luz Colors - Needs Light From The Side, Or From Behind To Show Color Play
Hydrophane - Stone Will Absorb Water, Usually Going Clear When Wet
Natural - 100% Mined, Untreated, Un-assembled

Return Any Stone, For Any Reason, I Give 100% Refund!
I want you to LOVE my opals!

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Reviews (1)


Not as brilliant from pictures, but specimen is nice and wife loved it.

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