Rare Fossil Wood Precious Opal From Virgin Valley, Nevada
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Nevada is famous for its beautiful, colorful black Opal. The state contains some very rich precious opal beds and has produced some spectacular and extremely valuable specimens.  The Virgin Valley opal beds in northwest Humboldt County are perhaps the most famous gemstone locality in Nevada. High quality precious opal emitting a multihued rainbow of color is found replacing wood or other plant material in this remote location.



This is a large, fiery, and rare specimen of Precious Opal fossilized wood out of the Miocene epoch (20 M.Y.A.), and comes from the famous Virgin Valley Opal area in Humbolt County, Nevada. It features a large intact section of fossilized wood that has been replaced with beautiful "Honey, and Jelly" Precious Opal. Make no mistake this piece is gem/museum quality displaying every color of the rainbow throughout the large section.

Rare Fossil Wood Precious Opal From Virgin Valley, Nevada
Credit: 1mcmurdo

Rare Fossil Wood Precious Opal From Virgin Valley, Nevada
Credit: 1mcmurdo

See also: Dig Your Own Unique Opals From Nevada

 
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