MNCV14-P42.4gm42.1 Gram (1.36 Ounce) Rough Mintabie Opal Parcel-Crystal Valley Opalfield
I am sorry to say that there is no opal coming out of Mintabie at present...or in the foreseeable future. The town was closed by the South Australian government 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 2014 Australia 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. There is much more of this opal to soon be offered for sale on our website as it's a 6 grade parcel comprising about 40 ounces.
As you can see from the photos this is a nice bright semi-crystal parcel suitable for inlay, doublet or small/medium sized cabochon cutting.
Scale=20mm. 1.36 ounces or 42.4 grams total parcel weight. The exact 1.36 ounce parcel is shown in the photographs. Individual rough opal weights vary from 1.0 grams to 5.9 grams.
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