3.3" 136g PINK OPAL w-Sparkly Druzy Quartz Crystals +Palygorskite Peru for sale

$120.00
Product Code: EB0120OPALP5
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department, Peru
Size 3.3" x 2.0" x 2.0"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Here is a colorful specimen of pink opal gem rough that comes from the Acari copper mining area near Nazca. Pink Andean opal contains as much as 40% silicified polygorskite and can be associated with volcanism and genetically related to chemical and volcanic events. On this 136 gram specimen, the pink has been coated with a thin layer of microscopic druzy quartz, which gives the opal a transparent covering of sparkling points. No damage.