Seven Virgin Valley Nevada Opals - 117 CTS. - Wet, With Glass Dome

$499.00

Shipping to United States: Free

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

**** A Nice Assortment Of The Different Types From This Famous MIne...
*** Excellent Display Pieces...
*** NOT CUTTABLE!
Appx. Weight: 23.4 Grams = 117 CTS....7 Pieces...

*** THE GLASS DOME IS: 1 1/4 " X 2 3/4" - # 6 stopper...

PLEASE READ:

*** This will ship in a sealed bag with water - dome shipped with it.....

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

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

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


Nevada Opal - Rare Material!

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* Virgin Valley Nevada Opal is almost all wood that has been replaced by opal.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

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

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Shipping from United States

Domestic First Class is FREE - Insured, with delivery confirmation.....
You may combine as many items as you like into one shipment, just let me know before paying so I can combine them......

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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