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Synthetic opalized glass used in jewelry.
Also used for impure, colored variety of common opal.
Confusing and unnecessary designation, should be avoided.

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No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for Opalite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
New Zealand
  • North Island
    • Waikato
      • Thames-Coromandel
        • Coromandel peninsula
Essence of Microscope (2012)
  • Marmara Region
    • Balikesir Province
      • Mumcu
Oygür, V. (1997). Anatomy of an epithermal mineralization: Mumcu (Balikesir-Sindirgi), Inner Western Anatolia, Turkey. Mineral Research Exploration Bulletin, 119, 29-39.
  • Arizona
    • Graham Co.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10014841
MRDS database Dep. ID #10094706.
      • Whitlock Mts
        • Dry Mountain
MRDS database Dep. ID #10014840
  • California
    • Mono Co.
      • Bodie Hills
        • Bridgeport District
          • Potato Peak
Holmes, G.H. (1965) Mercury in California. US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8252: 176-177; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 117.
    • Yolo Co.
      • Coast Ranges
        • Knoxville District
          • Knoxville area
Aubury, Lewis E. (1903), The quicksilver resources of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 27: 117; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 150.
  • Georgia
Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
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