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It is a great place to look for world class opals, but their $190 per day charge is a bit hard to swallow.......

http://royalpeacock.com/fee-digging

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Absolutely mindboggling beauty :confused0089[1]: that beautiful hunk a blazing glory would make any prospectors life a success...THANX MUCH for the post. I'm a opal addict and have revisited this post,and the limbs post also,many times to cheer myself up as much needed lately. And that stunning specimen made my whole week :woot: John

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This is a limbcast piece I got at the Royal Peacock 7-8 years ago. I polished the surface hoping for a possible jewelry piece.....it sits as decoration on my jewelers bench. Sorry about the pic quality

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More Opal Porn, I acquired the Lightening Ridge Black opal while at the Tucson Gem Show. I bought it from the Lahoud family, Well known and long time miners in the area. I did get to spend a long time with them and learned a bunch. Soon to be in some jewelry

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Nice one Steve!

Is that natural or a triplet?

100% natural

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This is another Ethiopian Opal specie I picke up at the Tucson show. It appeard to have been a round nut or seed that opalized. The colors in this are amazing and super bright.

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some much better pictures of the ultra bright play of color. This opal has color patterns I have never seen before

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the curved lines are cracks, they were there when I purchased this as a specimen. I never planned on turning this into a gemstone. The lines that are forming a "V" are the strange patterns I have never seen nor heard of anyone mentioning.......Maybe some one that is in the know will chime in

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