14.6" Polished Brecciated Pink Opal - Western Australia

 
 
This is a 14.6" 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
$485
DETAILS
SPECIES
Brecciated Pink Opal
LOCATION
Carnarvon, Gascoyne Region, Western Australia
SIZE
14.6" wide, 5.4" tall, 3.8" deep, 14 1/2 lbs
ITEM
#64785