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The world of opals

by Allan W. Eckert

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Published by John Wiley & Sons in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opals.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-417) and index.

    Other titlesOpals
    StatementAllan W. Eckert
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTS755.O73 E25 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 448 p. :
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL656734M
    ISBN 100471133973
    LC Control Number97001825

    The World of Opals contains thorough and accessible coverage of all aspects of the legendary Queen of Gems. It features the latest information on how opals are formed, where they are found, and how the stone is mined, and explores the fascinating history and mythology of opals throughout the ages. Opal is a delicate and soft stone, rating a to on the hardness scale. It is usually milky and translucent. Opal is a hardened silica gel containing % water. Some opals may crack if allowed to dry out too rapidly after being mined. Opals may be somewhat porous, in which case it is dangerous to immerse it in liquids other than water.

    Even today, opal invokes a feeling of magic and mystery. - Gift of Paula Crevoshay Writers have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World, and Empress. In ancient Rome, this . The Galaxy Opal, listed as the "World's Largest Polished Opal" in the Guinness Book of Records The Rainbow Virgin, "the finest crystal opal specimen ever unearthed" The Largest black opal in the world The Fire of Australia, assumed to be "the finest uncut opal in existence"Category: Mineraloid.

      The opal will be exhibited as part of the museum’s larger “Opals” exhibition, which celebrates years of opal mining in South Australia – the area that supplies 90% of the world’s opals.   Lightning Ridge is the world capital of fine black opals, the most desired of all opals. In June a group of GIA field gemologists visited this legendary town in New South Wales, Australia. Come with us to explore this important source of fine opals.


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The first comprehensive book on the subject in over thirty years, The World of Opals is a complete guide to the science and history of these remarkable gems. It begins with a thorough examination of the physical properties and attributes of common and precious opals, with up-to-date information on opal formation, extraction, storage, and cutting/5(4).

The first comprehensive book on the subject in over thirty years, The World of Opals is a complete guide to the science and history of these remarkable gems.

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