Fire Opal Specimens and Rough Lots
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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.
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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.
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