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Other Names for Wood Opal

Name in Other Languages:
German:Holzopal
Spanish:Xilópalo

Other Information

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

References for Wood Opal

Reference List:
Jones, J.B. and E.R. Segnit (1971), The nature of opal. I Nomenclature and constituent phases. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia: 18: 57-68.

Anal. Chem. Acta (1994): 286: 107.

Lapis Extra No. 10, Opal (1996).

Internet Links for Wood Opal

Localities for Wood Opal

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.
Angola
 
  • Luanda Province
Martins da Pedra collection
Argentina
 
  • Chubut
    • Paso de Indios department
      • El Sombrero
        • Sierra Cuadrada deposit
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry C. T. Friz, F. Rodrigo y P.N. Stipanicic - Recursos y posibilidades Uraníferas en Argentina. Session 2.11 P/405. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica. Victorio Angelelli (1958) Los minerales de Uranio sus yacimientos y prospección. Departamento de Geología y Minería. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica.
  • Entre Ríos
Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry (1967). Visita al arroyo Espinillo en la Provincia de Entre Ríos.
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry (1967). Visita al arroyo Espinillo en la Provincia de Entre Ríos.
  • La Rioja
    • Coronel Felipe Varela Department
Ra{ul J. Tauber Larry
  • San Juan
    • Valle Fértil Department
Raúl J. Tauber Larry
  • Santa Cruz
    • Deseado Department
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry; Hugo A. Peña (1970): Minerales y rocas de aplicación de la Provincia de Tucumán. Secretaría de Estado de Comercio, Industria y Minería. Dirección Provincial de Minas. Tucumán. República Argentina.
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
      • Amaicha del Valle District
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Finch Co.
      • Lightning Ridge
- Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
- Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
- Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
- Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville. - Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
- Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
        • Wyoming Opal Fields
Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
    • Narran Co.
      • Angledool
- Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville. - Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram. - Australian Opal Centre web site http://www.australianopalcentre.com/
  • Queensland
    • Paroo Shire
Brazil
 
Martins da Pedra collection
Bulgaria
 
  • Haskovo Oblast (Khaskovo Oblast)
    • Mineralni Bani Obshtina
Marcus Voigt Collection
Canada
 
  • Manitoba
    • Souris
John Sinkankas (1959) Gemstones of North America: Volume 3; Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.
France
 
  • Aquitaine
Daniel Toro specimen
  • Auvergne
    • Cantal
      • Saint-Flour
        • Loubaresse
http://www.brgm.fr/volcan/ressourcesmin.htm
Georgia
 
  • Adjaria Autonomous Republic
Alexander G. Tvalchrelidze, Georges Morizot (2003) Mineral Resource Base of the Southern Caucasus and Systems for its Management in the XXIst Century. Springer 204pp
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Main valley
      • Dietesheim - Steinheim
S. Weiss: Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise (Munich), 1990; Own collection
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Siegerland
      • Neunkirchen
        • Hohenseelbachskopf
Haege, T. (1887): Die Mineralien des Siegerlandes und der angrenzenden Gebiete. 50 pp.
  • Schleswig-Holstein
    • Kiel
      • Preetz
A. Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", Schweizerbart (Stuttgart), 2001
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Zemplén Mts (Tokaj Mts)
      • Arka
Szakáll & Gatter: Hungarian Mineral Species, 1993
      • Megyaszó
      • Telkibánya
  • Heves Co.
    • Bükk Mts
GEODA 2004
  • Nógrád Co.
    • Börzsöny Mts
    • Cserhát Mts
C. Lemanski, Jr. (re-entry of lost Mindat data).
GEODA 2004
    • Mátra Mts
      • Szurdokpüspöki
Szakáll: 100 Hungarian Mineral Locality, 2004
  • Veszprém Co.
    • Bakony Mts
Koch: Minerals of Hungary, 1985
      • Várpalota
Szakáll & Jánosi: Minerals of Hungary, 1995
  • Zala Co.
    • Keszthelyi Mts
      • Cserszegtomaj
Koch: Minerals of Hungary, 1985
Mexico
 
  • Coahuila
    • Mun. de Sierra Mojada
      • Sierra Mojada
Panczner(1987):228-286.
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Mezquital
      • Mezquital
Panczner (1987): 286.
Mongolia
 
  • Dornogovi Aimag
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Poland
 
  • Opolskie
Kornaga Collection
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica Co.
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
      • Hrochoť
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
      • Poniky
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Gerard van der Veldt collection.
Pauliš,P.,Ďuďa,R.,2002: Nejzajímavejší mineralogická naletište Slovenska. Kuttna,K.Hora, 136p
    • Banská Štiavnica Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • Detva Co.
Koděra, M., Andrusovová-Vlčeková, G., Belešová, O., Briatková, D., Dávidová, Š., Fejdiová, V., Hurai, V., Chovan, M., Nelišerová, E., Ženiš, P. (1986-1990): Topografická mineralógia Slovenska. I-III. Veda, Bratislava, 1592 p.
    • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
  • Nitra Region
    • Levice Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
      • Veľký Ďur
Wood Opals From Velky Dur,Mineral no.3,2006,Illasova and Turnovec
  • Prešov Region
    • Prešov Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • Vranov nad Topľou Co.
Duda et all.,:Mineralógia severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovaca,Monografia 2,Bratislava, 98 p
  • Trenčín Region
    • Prievidza Co.
      • Handlová
S.Šimko
Thailand
 
  • Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Khorat Province)
    • Nakhon Ratchasima District
C. Lemanski, Jr. (visited, collected & photographed).
USA
 
  • California
    • Amador Co.
      • Volcano District
California Journal of Mines and Geology (1954): 50(1); January, 1954: 211; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10114252.
    • Kern Co.
      • El Paso Mts
        • Last Chance Canyon
Dibblee, T.W., Jr. and T.E. Gay (1952) Mineral deposits of Saltdale quadrangle. California Division Mines and Geology Bulletin 160: 49-50; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 282; Sinkankas, J. (1976) Gemstones of North America II. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York: 58-59; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 355.
    • Santa Barbara Co.
      • Santa Maria
Rogers, Austin Flint (1938), Fossil termite pellets in opalized wood from Santa Maria, California: American Journal of Science, 5th. Series: 36: 389-392; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 282.
  • Colorado
    • Douglas Co.
      • Castle Rock Area
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Fremont Co.
      • Tallahassee Creek District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels; USGS OFR 84-219
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels; USGS OFR 84-219
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Golden District
        • Golden
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Mesa Co.
      • Fruita
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Teller Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
  • Georgia
    • Brooks Co.
Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92
Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92
Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92
  • Idaho
    • Latah Co.
Dake, 1956. NW Gem Trails, 2nd ed.
    • Lincoln Co.
Dake, 1956. NW Gem Trails, 2nd ed.
  • Indiana
    • Henry Co.
Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp
  • Louisiana
    • Catahoula Parish
Earth Treasures Vol 4, Allan W. Eckert, 1987
    • Ouachita Parish
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
  • Montana
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
  • Nebraska
The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
    • Cuming Co.
Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:372
    • Dodge Co.
The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
    • Furnas Co.
The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
    • Harlan Co.
The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
  • Nevada
    • Carson City
      • Delaware District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
NBMG files No. 50600003
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
USGS Bull 1538D
USGS Bull 1538D
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
        • WRT Stonetree group
Wentzell Revocable Trust
Christopher N. Wentzell
    • Mineral Co.
      • Red Ridge District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • San Antonio Mts
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Washoe Co.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • New Mexico
    • Bernalillo Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • Sandoval Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
      • Jemez Sulfur District
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • Sierra Co.
The Mineralogist, v. 9, no. 6, p. 222
    • Socorro Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
  • Oregon
    • Malheur Co.
Dake, 1956. NW Gem Trails, 2nd ed.
  • South Dakota
Jay Ellis Ransom, 1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom, 1974,Gems and Minerals of America
    • Todd Co.
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
  • Texas
    • Karnes Co.
www.wma-minelife.com/uranium/papers/karnes.htm; Cherepon, Alan J., Minerals of the Karnes Uranium District - The Franklin of Texas.
  • Virginia
    • Hanover Co.
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
  • Washington
    • Grant Co.
    • Kittitas Co.
http://www.mineralcouncil.org/
  • Wyoming
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
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