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Opal var. Hyalite from Gouge Mine, Spruce Pine District, Yancey County, North Carolina

 
Opal var. Hyalite from Gouge Mine, Spruce Pine District, Yancey County, North Carolina

Opal var. Hyalite from Gouge Mine, Spruce Pine District, Yancey County, North Carolina

Opal var. Hyalite from Gouge Mine, Spruce Pine District, Yancey County, North Carolina

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Opal var. Hyalite from Gouge Mine, Spruce Pine District, Yancey County, North Carolina

DESCRIPTION:No. 45967
Mineral:Opal var. Hyalite
Locality:Gouge Mine, Spruce Pine District, Yancey County, North Carolina
Description:Crystallized 10 mm thick crust of transparent pale-green opal, variety hyalite, that fluoresces bright green under UV illumination. Ex. Robert A. Fitton, (1930-2008) #609; ex. Louis Reamer (1871-1965) in May 1965
Overall Size:4.5x2.5x1 cm
Crystals:1-2 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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