Dims: 1.42x1.34x1.10" (3.6x3.4x2.8cm)
Wt: 0.92oz (26.0g)
Lightning Ridge, Australia
A stream tumbled nodule of opal has been partially polished to reveal the pretty violet opalescence of the stone. The overall shape is quite irregular, due to the softer matrix having been largely eroded away. There are patches of color on all sides of this specimen, although most is on the partially polished side. This is one of those specimens that looks best wet, as more of the opal is visible when the surface is smoothed by wetting.