Opal Mexican Specimen in Acrylic Egg 2″x1.50″ Inch 273.65crts

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GEM TYPE : Genuine Mexican Opal
WEIGHT: Aprx. 273.65 Carats
MEASURES: Aprx. 2"x1.50" Inch
CUT: Specimen Acrylic Egg
CLARITY: Mixed Translucent/Transparent/Opaque
TREATMENT: None (Natural)
# OF GEMS PER PARCEL: 1
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE: $100

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ITEM DESCRIPTION Featured is a genuine Mexican Fire Opal rough specimen. Mexican opals are unique in the world of the opals. It is in Mexico that the most significant fire opal deposits in the world lie. Rock strata containing opals run through the Mexican highlands, with their many extinct volcanoes. Mexican Opals are formed in white to soft-tone brown "potch" and are known for their beautiful orange crystals. Mexican Fire Opals can also come in many shades of warm colors like, soft-clear, orange, reddish-brown, yellow and red-cherry.

These particular thumbnail specimen display a clear orange crystal body. It does display play-of-color, often called "contraluz." It is encapsulated in an egg shape acrylic.

Pictured is the actual gemstone being offered.

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