Opal Photos                            
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fire opal

Opals
last edited:  7/10/17    number of photos:  39
Opal is SiO2.nH2O
hardness: 5.5 to 6 

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Photos of Opals
Black opal is where the back of a colorful, firey opal is made of a dark material that
emphasizes the colors in the top of the opal.

 

lectures on opal
Opal- Cake M. Janssen
 
cabochons                                                           
Australian fire opal cabochons:  A  B  C  D
blue boulder opal from Australia: 
A

opal doublets:  A  B  C
Mexican jelly opal cabochons: 
A  B  C  D

Gilson synthetic opals:  A

blue opals-Arizona:  A

opals in jewelry

fire opal rings:  A

fire opal pendants:  A  B  C  D
blue opal pendant: 
A

 

opal, uncut

Australian fire opal:  A  B  C  D  E
polished Australian boulder opal:
  A

Mexican fire opal:  A  B  C                                                                         

Mexican jelly opal:  A  B  C

dendritic opal from Brazil:  A  B

common opal, pink:  A

common opal, red:  A

common opal, dark red:  A

blue opal from Arizona:  A  B

 

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