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Pink Opal

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About Pink OpalHide

Colour:
Pink
a) Silicified palygorskite; pink veins of cryptocrystalline texture (Peru occurrence).
b) Opalised radiolarite (Western Australia occurrence).

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Pink Opal.


Pronounciation of Pink OpalHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of Pink OpalHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Pink

Synonyms of Pink OpalHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Pink Opal associated with Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O

Other InformationHide

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

Internet Links for Pink OpalHide

Localities for Pink OpalHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Carnarvon Shire
      • Mooka Station
        • Mooka Creek
Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S.M., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2013) Gemstones of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, 306p.
Peru
 
  • Arequipa
    • Caraveli Province
widespread in commerce from the country rock of this mine; J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, p. 62
  • Ica
    • Ica Province
      • Ica
J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, p. 62
 
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