Opal Specimens – Boulder Opal from the Quilpie, western Queensland opal fields
Type: Very large boulder opal split specimen showing delicate greens blues and pinks. Size: 75x80x40 mm Standard Shipping: Included in price which means that after you make the order you don’t get any nasty surprises about extra costs associated with your purchase. We cover the freight and guarantee.
What is a Boulder Opal? Click here to find out.
Opal specimen Boulder Opal, full color:
Boulder opal is an opal that is sliced out of large ironstone boulders where veins of opal color are found. This requires the help of (sometimes) large diamond saws and sledgehammers.
When the pieces containing the color are separated from the mother stone, the opal cutter will then gradually clear the waste away from one side of the veins of opal, exposing the color of the stone. More often than not the color has lots of ironstone inclusions giving it an evidence that it is a natural opal.
Sometimes the full color of the opal is exposed and stones like this are very similar to black opals. They are called ‘full color boulder opals’.
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