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Andean Opal

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Formula:
SiO2 · nH2O
A variety of Opal

A greenish-blue opal from Peru.

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Chemical Properties of Andean OpalHide

Formula:
SiO2 · nH2O

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.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. β“˜ - 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.
Peru
 
  • Arequipa Department
    • Caraveli Province
J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, p. 58
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