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https://youtu.be/Fjkg9FXQsVc

Video so you can see how coloration is saturated.

Please look at my rough Indoneisan Reef opals. I need some ideas about value and how to polish.

 

Fossilised Coral Reef with insane Opalisation. 

 

Kilos of material like this available by serious request.

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I know this isn't opal but thought it belongs here since it's a multicolored stone just like opal. It also comes from Australia. It's called rainbow lattice sunstone.

https://www.rainbowlattice.com/

https://www.rainbowlattice.com/stone

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5 hours ago, Morlock said:

I know this isn't opal but thought it belongs here since it's a multicolored stone just like opal. It also comes from Australia. It's called rainbow lattice sunstone.

https://www.rainbowlattice.com/

https://www.rainbowlattice.com/stone

I’ve wanted to cut some of that for years. Can’t seem to afford the stuff though.

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Lightening Ridge Black Opal, N2 color and 5/5 brightness. It’s got all the colors. Almost as good as it gets.  1.9 carats  from the LaHoud claims

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All I s good Fred, I still enjoy looking at the Aussie nuggets you sent me. They occupy a special spot on my jewelry bench.  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods

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On 3/14/2019 at 3:45 PM, El Dorado said:

Lightening Ridge Black Opal, N2 color and 5/5 brightness. It’s got all the colors. Almost as good as it gets.  1.9 carats  from the LaHoud claims

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That stuff is gorgeous :confused0089[1]:

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I had a question about opals for all of you guys, was curious if the color of the flare has anything to do with how soft or hard the opal will be? In example red would be the softest due to the softness of the wavelength of light vs violet being a very hard wavelength. Just a thought couldn't find anything on it so was just looking to see if anyone had any answers thanks a ton in advance!

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Hi Digingd I don't think the color has anything to do with how hard the opal will be. I think the geologic setting would dictate how hard the opal turns out. Was the opal found in volcanic ash like in virgin valley Nevada or in sedimentary environment such as Victoria Australia. Imho  I hope this helps answer your question.

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Hard time thank you very much most of the stuff I get is from Ethiopia.

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