Red rolling flash

Mainly red rolling flash solid!

This solid opal is from rough from Coober Pedy, an area known as ‘Diggers Gully’.  A very attractive stone.  This was showing it’s colour flash through the ‘skin’ in it’s rough opal state.

I took my time cutting this one.  There was some sand in the side which I’ve removed.  It’s always a fight when you have patches of bedrock or material in the body.  Sometimes it can be left and adds a uniqueness to the opal.  In this case, it needed to come out! I had to lose some weight but it was worth it. 

Besides the broad red rolling flash , there is also orange, yellow blue and green in this opal.

Cutting the back gave yet more flashes of red fire !

I’ve taken the photographs in a near daylight with an artificial source. Please feel free to comment on the post and photographs.

1 thought on “Mainly red rolling flash…

  1. Hi Peter, What a great blog. The opals look wonderful. I knew when we were over there that you were interested in polishing stones but I hadn’t realised just how far you had come. Congratulations, on your enterprise. I hope that a lot of people respond to it. Lots of love, Lyn.

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