Origin: coober pedy, southern australia. Colours: red, yellow, orange, blue and green. Dimensions: 8.26mm x 6.1mm x 2.3mm. Pictures have been taken at all angles with contrasting backgrounds to show colours all the way around.This has not been calibrated and will require work if you are using standard cast settings. Est in 1948 after my grandfather emigrated to australia in 1947 - ten pound poms. Our first claim was made within the now famous olympic field in coober pedy, southern australia where we continue to mine to this day. We cut and polish in-house all rough opal - importing direct from our mines in southern australia direct to the uk. In 1956 the "olympic australis" was found - it is said to be the largest and most valuable opal ever found.
This amazing opal weighs 17,000 carats and was named in honour of the olympic games which were being held in melbourne at the time. Lead times during these unprecedented times are. This item is made of opal.