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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 63633
Mineral:Opal var. Hyalite
Locality:Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina
Description:Thin crust of translucent pale-green hyalite, the colorless variety of opal, that fluoresces bright green under SW UV illumination. When viewed under magnification globular transparent surfaces are visible throughout the hyalite. Ex. Lucile Squier (1905-2007) collection #588, originally acquired in 1972
Overall Size:5.5x3x0.5 cm
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Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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