Photoluminescence Spectra of Emeralds from Colombia, Afghanistan, and Zambia by Brian Thompson. See Research Below
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Looks like the ground of a small creek in a forest...

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I do love those Ethiopian stones--the fossils can be very detailed and 3D. I'm just waiting for someone to find a bug in one--you never know, it could happen!


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Marlow, the opal reminds me of a frozen lake in Finland...

Hi Stephen,
I find it not easy to source these 3D opals. I would like to collect these. I leave the bugs to you. I'm happy with forest floors. With the current Ethiopian strike, i was expecting more occurrence of these 3D stones but don't really come across them. Is it because the cutters scrape off the boulders for a solid opal or it really doesn't occur often?


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It is not too uncommon but you have to keep your eyes open, pick through big piles of rough and sometimes just find the right seller. I have several and pick them out whenever I get a chance.


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Thanks, Stephen! I don't rummage on Ethiopian roughs and go straight to cabs but I'll do next time.


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