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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.

Classification of Opalite

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Other Names for Opalite

Opalised GlassOpalized GlassSea Opal
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Health Warning: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

    The 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. ? 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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