Nevada black opal. Few sights compare to a large black opal in your hand with the sun over your shoulder.
This black dried without a crack. Dense dark opal with fluid colors on a light skin in a natural arrowhead shape. Bright pure colors of blue and violet under the green, & red with yellow shooting flames. 2 1/4" by 2 1/2" by 1/2" STOLEN from Crystals Opals in ASHLAND OR.
color close up wet
This super gem specimen has been enhanced and is now a focal bead on a cord around my neck. See last photo in opposite column.
Root Beer crystal "core" jelly specimen.These opals fill cavities or spaces in the clay layers and are complete with no broken surfaces. 1 3/4"x3/4"x1/2" with the full play of Virgin Valley Not Australian Play of Color.
Looking back up the dome.
The colors shift around like rolling bars or tubes of prismatic rainbows.