Tiffany Stone / Opalized
Fluorite / Bertrandite
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Opal Fluorite rough 5/14/09
- 01 - Yes those are all pictures of the same rock. What
an amazing piece! From my private stocks... 1 SUPER Nice - VERY LARGE - MUSEUM GRADE
GEM QUALITY ROUGH PIECE - Exceptional stuff. This is an AWESOME piece.
IT ALSO has these AMAZING CRYSTALS the likes of which I've
never seen in Tiffany Stone. As good as the pictures are
they do not do it justice.
The druzy crystals absolutely scream with sparkles! is a superb natural specimen or could be cut into many
top grade slabs and cabs or you could "think spheres" with one
this big - this is one of only a few large pieces I have left and
pieces like this are nearly impossible to find in the wild.
In fact I haven't seen one this size and quality for many
years. Don't pass
this one up. It might be your last chance to get one this
large and beautiful.- this is as good as it gets. AAA+++
about 10 x 9 x 7 inches - about 16+ pounds
- + $41.00
domestic s/h and insurance.
$1641.00 Total SOLD
I will ship this big rock to
is an OVERSIZED item. It will not fit in
a flat rate box.. thus, the higher
shipping / handling charges. This charge
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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.