Fire Opal Specimens and Rough Lots
Handpicked by our miner friends, this excellect high quality opal rough in cantera makes for some great display specimens, some pieces can also be cut and polished to make high grade crystal gem and cantera cabochons. We are also offering high grade and commercial grade opal rough in cantera for the lapidarist, jeweler or the gemstone collector that wants a valuable quality gem stone investment.

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Green Mexican
Fire Opal

Origin: México
Size:
105mm x 42mm x 16mm
Weight:
61.0 grams

Price: $42.00        OPR775=

 

Multicolor Glazed
Fire Opal

Origin: México
Size:
36mm x 27mm x 13mm
Weight:
18.0 grams

Price: $49.00        OPR771=

   


 


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirty years ago opals were available in large quantities with super 'play of color' in almost every stone, over the years these exquisite pieces have disappeared as the opals were over-mined by the locals. Now high fire opal are not only in demand worldwide, but large specimens of opal and the quality of fire is getting harder to find. For every 100 kilos mined today, only a kilo or two is found to be of excellent quality material, this is what we at Mexico Gemstones have been selling online for the past three years... only the best opal available from the town of "La Trinidad" in Tequisquiapan. We purchase direct from a few select miners that we have befriended over the past couple of years, these are honest hardworking men that have been working the mines in the hills above their town for the past 35 years or more by hand. In fact until about five years ago, all rough was brought down the hills by man or by burro - alot of these miners today, still make the 3 km trip (each way) by foot almost every day of the year.

R O U G H   O P A L   L O T S   I N   C A N T E R A

$169.00 kilo (approx. 830 grams)            $99.00 half kilo (approx. 430 grams)

EMAIL US YOUR ORDER AND WE WILL SEND YOU A PAYPAL INVOICE
(if you have a Paypal account, please use the same email address when placing your order... gracias)

 

We currently have a couple kilos left of mixed grade opal in cantera, the cantera is a variety of dark, light tan and white textures - the stones in the photos above are from these lots. Most of the opals are excellent for cabbing, though you might receive an opal surface glazed specimen every now and then. The opals range in size from 6mm to approximately 24mm, excellent fire from a new pocket now being mined in La Trinidad, Queretaro.

(we keep the kilo lots around 830 grams so you are not charged the extra shipping for over a kilo)

 S H I P P I N G   I N F O R M A T I O N                 All Items Shipped Via Mexico Postal Service - Sepomex.gob.mx
Weight (by grams)
N. America, C. America & Carribean
South America & Europe
Australia, Asia, (Rest of World)
1/2 KILO
$14.50 usd
$18.50 usd
$24.00 usd
1 KILO
$24.50 usd
$34.50 usd
$38.00 usd

Over 2 kilos...
(email us for a price quote - an alternative carrier may be cheaper than the standard Mexican Postal Service.) In this case we prefer UPS, but have FedEx, DHL and other carriers available at your request.
NO RETURNS ON RAW OPAL SPECIMANS OR ROUGH LOTS
Prices effective as of January 15, 2010  


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