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Virgin Valley Opal Crystal Specimen

Virgin Valley Opal Crystal Specimen

Regular price $380.00 USD
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Virgin Valley Opal Crystal:

A brilliant specimen from Virgin Valley, Nevada that has been window polished.  The natural petrified wood bark skin has been kept intact on the back.  Specimen is fragile.

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The Origin: Virgin Valley, Nevada, United States

The Measurements: Approximately 3.25" x 2" x 1"

The Weight: 118.17 grams

The Brightness: 3 of 5

The Scientific:

  • Mohs hardness: 5.5
  • material is crazed, but now stable
  • fragile to the touch

The Spiritual:

  • promotes calm and peace
  • erases stress and depression
  • absorbs negative thoughts and energies from others to protect wearer


About Opal:

  While many believe opal to come only in a traditional white hue, this common misconception cannot be more inaccurate.  With over 200 varieties of natural opal discovered so far, the historically referred "Queen of Gems" can come in a wide variety of colors- before the stone's famous "play of color" rainbow effect is even taken into consideration.  Over 90% of the world's opal is produced in Australia with other well-known deposits located in Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil, and the United States.

Chemically, opal is an integrated combination of water and silica.  Water content in opal can range from 3% to 21% by weight, with average jewelry material ranging between 6% and 10%.  Because of this, it is advised to store your opal jewelry with care; safes and bank vaults can be notoriously dry.  We suggest storing opal in an airtight container along with a piece of water-moistened cotton when dry storage conditions are anticipated.  Some varieties are more resilient to harsh conditions than others.  It is safe to clean solid opal jewelry with warm water, mild soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush.  Avoid chemicals, harsh abrasives, and ultrasonic cleaners.


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