MNCV14-P31.4gm31,4 Gram (1.00 Ounce) Rough Mintabie opal parcel-Crystal Valley Opalfield
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I am sorry to say that there is no opal coming out of Mintabie at present...or in the foreseeable future. The small town was closed by the South Australian government due to numerous drug and alcohol violations as of December 31 2019. The only rough Mintabie opal that can now be found for sale are old stocks, much like what I am offering here.
I purchased this parcel in Coober Pedy in May of 2014 (see trip report) from an opal miner who had been mining in Mintabie a few years prior and had hung onto a few parcels. And I, as well, put it away for 5 years before dusting it off and putting it on our website.
As you can see from the photos this is a nice bright semi-crystal parcel suitable for inlay, doublet, or medium sized cabochon cutting.
Scale=20mm. Individual rough opal weights: 5.3gm, 4.2gm, 3.7gm, 3.2gm, 2.5gm, 2.0gm, 1.9gm, 1.7gm, 1.4gm, 1.5gm, 1.3gm, 1.3gm and 1.3gm. Total parcel weight is 1.00 ounces or 31.4 grams.
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