CPSP17-11.8gm11.8 Gram (59ct) Rough Australian Gem OPalParcel-Coober Pedy-Shellpatch Opalfield
In 1977 part of the Coober Pedy Precious Stones Field, really portions of the Shellpatch Opalfield about 22 miles north of Coober Pedy, were prohibited from mining because of Aboriginal cultural importance.
But due to a new agreement with local indigenous groups this prohibited area has been reopened by the South Australian Government March 16 2017.
This parcel of very gemmy rough opals are from this newly reopened area.
Bright kicky red/green/violet/blue/gold multi-colored medium sized rough opals with easily cut slab-like shapes...as the photos show.
Individual stone weights and dimensions: 4.7gm-121mm x 20mm x 8.5mm thick, 4.2gm-16mm x 14mm x 5.5mm thick, 2.8gm-20mm x 13mm x 8.8mm thick. 11.8 grams total weight. Scale=20mm.
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