Fiery opal

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]

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Taken on February 15, 2009