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SOLD Opal var. Boulder Opal
stock #SOLD 23.1-369
Queensland Opal Fields
Queensland, Australia
5.2 x 3.2 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Spring 23

Super color with intense fire play, this opal has bright blue, purple and green flashes. The matrix is typical ironstone, the Opal is well-exposed and visible on all sides of the piece. An older piece circa 1960, ex Immer Cook collection. The opal density is very good, the specimen could cut several stones. Despite the age there is no sign of crazing, cracking or spalling, the opal is quite stable. We do not usually handle non-crystalized specimens but of course we make exceptions for interesting natural items like this! More vivid in person too.

Opal - vintage USA specimen
stock #0949-JM-3447
Waterville, Douglass County
Washington, United States
7.3 x 6.3 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $160
Spring 23

A nearly pure mass of waxy green Opal ex AE Foote, a roughly 1890 vintage specimen. The locality listed at that time was Waterville, the capital of Douglass County in Washington. We can find no later examples of this Opal anyplace on line, though Mindat does list a deposit at a dam site and there is a lake named Opal Lake. Yet nothing looks even remotely like this specimen. So this seems to be another lost location, perhaps found in a single spot long ago. The Opal is lustrous, good dense jelly that is vividly fluorescent and has some color variation but no fire. Ex John H. Marshall collection with Foote Label attached.