4.6" Polished Brecciated Pink Opal - Western Australia

This is a 4.6" wide, polished slab of brecciated pink opal mined in the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia. One side is polished to a mirror like finish, making for a beautiful decorative display. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Breciatted Pink Opal is really a different form of mookaite, a type of opalized radiolarite. It is mined from a single prospect, 1 km south of the Mooka Creek deposits near Carnarvon, Australia. It is found as a dominant horizontal bed within zones of coloured porcellanites located beneath a surface brecciated zone of iron, silica and pink opal fragments. The pink opal often shows Liesegang banding, and microcrystalline quartz filled vugs.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Brecciated Pink Opal
LOCATION
Carnarvon, Gascoyne Region, Western Australia
SIZE
4.6" wide, 3.1" tall
ITEM
#65582