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Opal var. Hyalite from Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina

 
Opal var. Hyalite from Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina

Opal var. Hyalite from Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Opal var. Hyalite from Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina

DESCRIPTION:No. 37497
Mineral:Opal var. Hyalite
Locality:Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina
Description:Rich coverage of transparent yellow hyalite variety of opal on white albite matrix. The hyalite opal fluoresces bright green under UV illumination. This is a superb specimen of this classic occurrence - now hard to find except in old collections. Ex. John Albanese (1898-1969), ex. John Albanese, Jr.
Overall Size:14x9x6 cm
Crystals:
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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