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Black Opal with red bars of mackerel sky pattern / Lightning Ridge, Australia

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Black Opal is Australia’s national gemstone, and black opal is the rarest and most valuable of its kind, at times selling at prices that rival the best diamonds. The stone must have a rich, black background, but base colors come in all shades of gray, which is why opinions vary on what is a “true” black opal. Found in the Lightning Ridge area in northwestern New South Wales, black opals are natural, solid stones that absorb scattered white light, giving it brilliant spectral c

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Opal Necklace- one day I'll have one!

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Lightning Ridge Black Opal. It gets its name from a real Australian town in New South Wales and is one of the rarest kinds of opal on the planet.

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Black Opal —"The Cathedral Window" Lightning Ridge, Australia ❦ CHRYSTALS ❦ semi precious stones ❦

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Lighting Ridge Black Opal (Red on Black Opal) - Australia (aka petrified unicorn poop)

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Very unusual black OPAL from Lightning ridge! Something Different!! www.globalopals.com

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Very Fine Black Opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia. Vivid and very "present", this fine gem opal displays predominantly red play-of-color with spectral broad flashes of green, orange, yellow and blue, with true black potch to the reverse of the oval cabochon. This is as fine a stone for the serious collector as can be desired. Weighing approximately 10.39 carats and measuring 16.5 x 13.0 x 6.5mm Estimate: US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (£39,000 - 52,000/€46,000 - 62,000)

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Google Image Result for http://australiantraveller.com/images/galleries/2606/020045blackopal01.jpg

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