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Oregon Opal Butte Specimen 1.25″ x 1″ In. 112.10 Crts

GEM TYPE : Genuine Oregon Butte Opal
WEIGHT: Aprx. 112.10 Crts/22.42 Grams
MEASURES: Aprx. 1.25" x 1" Inches
CUT: Rough Specimen
CLARITY: Mixed Translucent/Transparent/Opaque
TREATMENT: None (Natural)
# OF GEMS PER PARCEL: 1
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE: $120


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ITEM DESCRIPTION
Featured is a genuine Oregon Butte Opal. Oregon Butte opal is an extremely unique variety of opal found in a remote site called Opal Butte, Oregon, near Marrow County. It was originally discovered by Tiffany & Co. in late 1930's and early 1940's, but was later mined out fully in the 1990's. Most of the gem quality material is now gone. The butte area is privately owned and not open to the public. Oregon Opal is know as a "fire opal" with color shades of red, orange, yellow, blue and clear and the gem material is translucent.

This particular specimen shows predominantly a strong hue of deep pure clear crystal opal, with hits of blue. The bottom has a caramel-pumpkin color layer that appears to "bubble up" creating this amazing tiny world scene, with kind of a bird-head like feature popping out of it. This gem could also be cabbed or faceted too. It does make for a nice specimen piece though. This specimen comes with the 1.5" clear acrylic gem stand as shown.

Pictured is the actual gemstone being offered.

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