11.3" Polished Brecciated Pink Opal - Western Australia

 
 
This is a 11.3" wide, polished section of brecciated pink opal mined in the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia. One side is polished to a mirror like finish and the base is cut flat making for a beautiful decorative display.
Breciatted Pink Opal is really a different form of mookaite, a type of opalized radiolarite. It is mined from a single prospect, 1 km south of the Mooka Creek deposits near Carnarvon, Australia. It is found as a dominant horizontal bed within zones of coloured porcellanites located beneath a surface brecciated zone of iron, silica and pink opal fragments. The pink opal often shows Liesegang banding, and microcrystalline quartz filled vugs.

FOR SALE
$275
DETAILS
SPECIES
Brecciated Pink Opal
LOCATION
Carnarvon, Gascoyne Region, Western Australia
SIZE
11.3" wide, 4.4" tall, 4.2" deep, 6 1/2 lbs
ITEM
#64784