Tiffany Stone / Opalized
Fluorite / Bertrandite
Tiffany Stone Mystery 8/20 1lb lot
- Limited 6 pound offering
Opal Fluorite rough mystery
nodules 1 pound 448
gram - 6/25 07
Pictures are of the stones the 1st order will receive.
This is a VERY LIMITED
OFFERING for 1 pound lots of select untouched trim saw sized whole nodules.
I rarely sell these uncut nodules because what's inside is a mystery until
you cut them - this is actually your best chance to find something very special
without paying top shelf price! There is some risk of getting some duds,
but I have found some of my very best material in these. GOOD LUCK!
Each lot is hand selected to try to make sure you get stones with
good potential - just keep in mind that it's nearly impossible to tell until
you cut them.
I have at least 5
pounds of similar pieces I can part with so the first 1
pound order will be the exact above lot and the remaining
lots will be hand picked and very similar in size (around 2
inches) and look to the pictured lot.
1lb lots - $20.00 each -
3 pounds available
PLUS SMALL FLAT RATE BOX
OR MEDIUM FLAT RATE BOX FOR
TWO OR MORE LOTS
Rare Rough Opalized Fluorite!
This material is one of the most scarce,
beautiful and unusual stones in the world, this stone only comes from
one very small area of beryllium mines in the Utah west desert where
they mine (the 4th lightest element) beryllium for use in missile nose
cones and many other high-tech metallurgical uses. It is not open to
the public for collecting and very little of this material sees
anything other than the ore crusher to extract the about 1% to 2%
beryllium contained in the opal tuff. Try to find this exquisite
gemstone and you'll see that it's not only very rare, it is
very scarce. It is a soft to hard opalized stone that forms in
very small to 100+ pound "nodules", composed of predominantly
opalized fluorite (blues, purples and whites), often with many
other minerals such as quartz, dolomite, rhodonite, manganese,
beryllium and other surprises. It often has a "crackled" appearance
and is sometimes called "Tiffany Stone", "Bertrandite" "Purple Opal"
or "Ice Cream Opalite". I call it Opal-Fluorite.