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Eight Mile

Fantastic thick layers !

It is mind-boggling to contemplate how this material could have been formed.
Two completely different fire layers are at right angles to each other.
Predominantly ice blue swirls of fire in one layer, with myriad
straw or needle patterns of multicolor from infra-red to ultraviolet.
It is so clear that you can see the stone beneath it.
The ice blue color you see is above the outline of the lower stone !

Here are some more pictures of this Icey Opal and the Mother :
Ice 1 Ice 2
Ice 3 Ice 4

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Last modified: April 15, 2007
Murray Willis