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    BOULDER/IRONSTONE OPAL
    Eromanga Opal Field, Quilpie, Quilpie Shire, Queensland, Australia
    A large block of chocolate brown "ironstone" is the host for an odd, sculpturally shaped cavity lined with black as well as white opal displaying prominent areas of green, purple & blue fire with small areas of red as well. Parallel fissures in the ironstone give the piece the appearance of the inside of a mammalian thorax. Quite large for the type, there is additional gem opal showing on the back side as well. This colorful gemstone specimen measures 9 ¾ inches high x 5 inches across x 3 inches thick.


    Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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