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That's it , im quitting gold and going opal mining :ROFL:

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Here is another, very hard to capture all the play of color. This is an almost clear crystal opal

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That's it , im quitting gold and going opal mining :ROFL:

Hey maybe you can get those guys at Intel to make that GB find Opal Adam......

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Isn't that what the new Minelab is going to do?

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This Aussie 'bloke' always has some stunning black opal rough & finished stones for sale. This is one of the better lots I've seen him put up on Youtube:

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Fire Opal in White Opal

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OMG......

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:WOW: absolutely amazing specimen :yesss: John

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A few Welo Opals (Ethiopian) I have recently set into jewelry. I sure do wish I could really capture the beauty of these on camera..... The last one is a true crystal opal, as you can see it is easy to read right through the stone.

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Great job Steve. I just took out of the sdbox a few pieces and one is cracked up pretty bad. Bummer as know was not that way but left in truck yesterday during the heat of the day helping out Weed fire victims. That'll teach me.....censored as was a present to my Mom RIP and now a mess. Delicate stuff as not cabbed ever. thanx for the great shine. John

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Incomparable opalized limb from the Nevada opal fields:

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Top Shelf specimen for sure. Must have been a hoot to unearth

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Top Shelf specimen for sure. Must have been a hoot to unearth

Yes, seriously, unearthing that would just about make my year. Heh heh.

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That's one awesome log!!!

Has a fire of it's own, no need to introduce a flame!!!

It's owned by Julie wilson, it was found by Julie and her father

Here's couple of more one of a kind pieces from the Royal Peacock mine, the first one is called the "Northern Lights Delight" also known as "The Shoe", the second one is called "Ginkgo Log" it's among the largest opals ever found in the world, weighting in at 130 lbs., it's about 30% opalized it was found by a customer in the public digging area, they close the public diggings area to the public in 2004, but this year they have re-opened it to the public.

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Link to the public digging page

http://royalpeacock.com/fee-digging

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On one of my visits to the mine, I got to hold and fondle the "Ginko" log. They even let me take it out in the sun for an extraordinary blast of the color.......it has to be the finest piece of Opal anywhere. The unique pattern is because the tree had a disease that hollowed out individual cells.

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Wow, I've seen many pieces of black opal, but I've never seen any that has just blue fire and also the almost crystal clear edges!!!

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160 Million old tree branch....

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Bill, Opal is one of the gems I have always wanted to dig. Never had the chance though. Maybe a week trip to Virgin Valley some day....some day

Same here...I'm facinated with the thought of scratching around looking for opals. Virgin Vally & the surrounding area is on my short list on places to visit & dig. There are some really good videos on youtube showing guys looking for & finding it.

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