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    Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy-Everard Range Regions, South Australia, Australia
    Coober Pedy is the "Opal Capital of the World" - located in the Australian state of South Australia, the region is famous for its underground homes. Although Opal was discovered as early as 1915, it wasn't until the 1960's that the "Opal Rush" took place with miners swarming the area, staking claims in the quest for this precious gemstone. After decades of mining, Coober Pedy's Opal fields are covered in mounds of debris from a multitude of mine shafts and the hills are honeycombed with underground dugouts, excavated in an attempt to escape the 122°F summer temperatures. The precious Opal gemstones from Coober Pedy, such as this trapezoid freeform cabochon, are highly prized. This Opal exhibits harlequin fire with colors of green, red, gold, blue & purple - just about every color of the rainbow. The colorless body color sparkles with both broad and pinpoint flashes of color. It weighs 21.78 carats and measures 28.83 x 19.77 mm.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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