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November 8, 2011

World's largest opal matrix


It was recently discovered in the outback opal fields of South Australia.


It weighs 55,000 carats and measures 30cm x 15-20cm x 4cm.

It is set for auction in the UK, valued at just over one million dollars.

[via Stuart Hughes]

November 8, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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A Universe in Opal, so extremely beautiful.

I would love to be able to use a stereo microscope

to view this gem (or to see the pictures)!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Nov 8, 2011 7:02:12 PM

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