Fiery opal

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    Opal
    Opalville Mine, Queensland, Australia

    Discovered in 1989, this is one of the largest (2,765 carats) and finest quality boulder opals ever mined. This opal is unique not only for its size but also for its quality – every color of the spectrum is visible which is extremely rare, even in the finest opals.

    Accession #: 28.2006
    Team: Assignment Houston One
    Category: Minerals [cut gems; opal]

    little frenchie, jeanneciasullo, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Ben Bailey 74 months ago | reply

      Ok, that is just awesome!

    2. gwenturnerjuarez 74 months ago | reply

      Wow...this is an awesome shot of this beauty!

    3. erinblatzer 74 months ago | reply

      The colors are amazing! Great shot!

    4. erinblatzer 74 months ago | reply

      Opal

      Opalville Mine
      Queensland, Australia

      Discovered in 1989, this is one of the largest (2765 carats) and finest quality boulder opals ever mined. This opal is unique not only for its size but also for its quality---every color of the spectrum is visible which is extremely rare, even in the finest of opals.

    5. laanba 74 months ago | reply

      This is gorgeous. You did great with all the gems and minerals. Wow!

    6. sulla55 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks Ben, Gwen, Erin and Laurie! I'm so glad I was able to capture the amazing range of colors this opal displays!

    7. erinblatzer 74 months ago | reply

      The artfultext blog featured your photo! Woot :)

    8. sulla55 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks for including the link, Erin!

    9. subarcticmike 62 months ago | reply

      opalescence extraordinaire!

    10. srhbth 56 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely gorgeous. Amazing colors.

    11. Judy's stuff 48 months ago | reply

      W.O.W.! that is all ;)

    12. GeoffDominy1 41 months ago | reply

      Would you be interested in providing this photograph for the cover of my new book 'The Handbook of Gemmology'. The profits will be going to Hope Through Humanity which is a private foundation my wife and I set up to provide educational scholarships to underprivileged children and adults in Peru to study English (www.hopethroughhumanity.com). In exchange for the rights to use the photograph for the cover, I would be more than happy to include a short bio of you in the book plus of course a complimentary copy. If you are interested, can you contact me at geoffdominy@yahoo.ca Many Thanks Geoff

    13. yellosunfish 34 months ago | reply

      Thank you SO much for this fabulous photo! We used it in our June mini-zine (email based) as well as at FaithShapes! The Ezine at www.faithshapes.com. Your work is absolutely excellent! Janine Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

    14. GemstonesAdvisor 27 months ago | reply

      Amazing photograph we used it in our article on donating gemstones and minerals found here: www.gemstonesadvisor.com/donating-gemstones-or-minerals/

      The attribution can be seen when hovering over the image, just like all other pictures on the site.

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