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Opal var. Cacholong Opal from Siberia, Russia

 
Opal var. Cacholong Opal from Siberia, Russia

Opal var. Cacholong Opal from Siberia, Russia

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Opal var. Cacholong Opal from Siberia, Russia

DESCRIPTION:No. 56705
Mineral:Opal var. Cacholong Opal
Locality:Siberia, Russia
Description:Rare specimen of porcelaneous translucent white opal, known in the gem trade as Cacholong Opal or Mother of Pearl Opal. The front and rear were sawn flat to reveal the solid inner core.
Overall Size:7x5x2 cm
Crystals:
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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