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.