Virgin Valley Nevada Opal - 405 GRAMS. - Wet, With Glass Dome
Origin: Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine; Virgin Valley; Nevada; U.S.A.
******** Amazing, Museum Grade Piece! *********
*** Opalized Wood Fibers Across Face, Lots Of Color...
*** Lightly Sanded In Spots To Remove Clay...
Appx. 5" x 3" x 2 1/4" Thick....NOT CUTTABLE!
Appx. Weight: 405 Grams.
*** THE GLASS DOME IS: 6" X 3" - #13 1/2 stopper...
*** This will ship in a sealed bag with water - 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* Virgin Valley Nevada Opal is almost all wood that has been replaced by opal.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!
I don't use payment deadlines; need time to pay? Let me know; I believe in lots of communication.........
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......
If you are not on my ship-to list of countries, contact me and maybe we can make an exception...
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
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Questions about your order?
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Returns and exchange details
No matter how good the pictures and description are, sometimes the stone is just not what you want once it is in your hand....NO PROBLEM!
If you don't like any stone, for any reason, I give a 100% full refund...
I insist on having happy buyers!