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    PRECIOUS OPAL IN IRONSTONE
    Winton, Queensland, Australia
    This specimen at first glance appears to be a petrified wood log, but it is not. Turn it around and there is a wide band of precious opal encased within the dark brown ironstone concretion. The opal surface has been polished to show the brilliant fire, while the ironstone areas reflect their natural surfaces. The white translucent opal body has predominantly broad, green flashes with purple highlights and occasional flashes of orange. The opal area itself measures 5 ½ x 2 x ½ inches thick, while the overall specimen measures 7 ½ x 4 x 2 ½ inches. It is a fine example of natural precious opal in matrix.


    Estimate: $5,500 - $6,500.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
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