CPSP17-P14.2gm14.2 Gram (71ct) Rough Australian Opal Parcel-Shellpatch Opalfield-Coober Pedy
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 5 opals is from this newly reopened area.
Bright kicky multi-colored medium sized stones with easily cut slab-like shapes...as the photos show.
Individual stone weights and dimensions:
4.2gm-26mm x 20mm x 7mm thick
3.4gm-28mm x 16mm x 10mm thick
2.9gm-26mm x 16mm x 7mm thick
2.0gm-26mm x 10mm x 7mm thick
1.6gm-18mm x 13mm x 7mm thick.
14.2 grams total weight. Scale=20mm.
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