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 Post subject: Big opals?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Check out these big opals for sale on ebay :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :oops: :oops:
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Courtesy of george :lol: :lol:

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Those opals look natural to me.....


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Actually, what I ask Jason was, "Check out this opal auction - I don't see the opal in the pic".
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I think that the presentation is a little cheesy to say the least....
I am not sure I would trust the product and would be afraid that once out of the liquid, these opals all start crazing.


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You boys are BAD!!!!

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We have to find something to keep us busy for the next few weeks while the 'rents are in Tuscon!


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I think the "opals" are too big for the supporting matrix. My vote is that the "opals" are synthetic however I wouldn't complain if I had those "opals". :wink:

disclaimer- I live in Las Vegas which is probably second in per capita synthetic opals


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That looks like Mexican Opal, it is in a distinct volcanic rhyolite rock
I would not call that crystal opal, You may beable to cut some matrix opal from it but I think that is all, probley when taken out of the water or oil it will lose color craze and crack

My self I would not give them $20 for that opal
And it as a No Return Accepted on it

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SinCity wrote:
I think the "opals" are too big for the supporting matrix. My vote is that the "opals" are synthetic however I wouldn't complain if I had those "opals". :wink:

disclaimer- I live in Las Vegas which is probably second in per capita synthetic opals

sincity you are sooo bad...LOL

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Hi

With a 1st picture like that :shock: i assume they hope men will no look no further then that picture :wink: , bid, bid . bid on those beauties :lol:

Hehe just saw sincity answer 8)


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:lol: big (synthetic) opals? that's as udderly bad as mrb's "save the world" video. :lol:


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Although this one is larger than usual, glass vials filled with opals and water are commonly sold on some resort beaches by local children. While all together in the vial, it can look pretty flashy, once you take them out you will find that the fire is actually very small, thin areas on the rhyolite matrix. Not enough anywhere to cut a stone from, even if you leave the majority matrix. Not even worth $20. Maybe something to set in a windowsill as a conversation piece.

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I'm just too naughty and rude to make any comment :lol:


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My wife walked in, saw the listing and said, "That looks like Boulder Opal to me" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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