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Opal var. Hyalite from Little Switzerland, McDowell County, North Carolina

 
Opal var. Hyalite from Little Switzerland, McDowell County, North Carolina

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Opal var. Hyalite from Little Switzerland, McDowell County, North Carolina

DESCRIPTION:No. 18257
Mineral:Opal var. Hyalite
Locality:Little Switzerland, McDowell County, North Carolina
Description:Yellow to blue hyalite opal coating one side of matrix. The hyalite fluoresces bright green under UV illumination. When viewed under magnification the blue hyalite is see to be translucent botryoidal formations.
Overall Size:9x5x3 cm
Crystals:2 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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