'Painted Lady' opal Specimen rocks
Opal specimen rocks from Andamooka, South Australia. Known as a 'Painted Lady', this specimen is comprised of two pieces. The larger measures 13 x 12 cm ( 5 x 4 1/2 inches ), weighing 733 gm. The smaller measures 6 x 9 cm ( 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches ), weighing 179 gm. They have been ground and hand polished to reveal the opal which has formed within a hard quartzite rock.
Price for both pieces NZ$18,000.00
Note: numerous opal gemstones could be cut from this specimen for use in jewellery.