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Harlequin Opal

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A variety of Precious Opal

A variety of Precious Opal in which the play of color is arranged in a vivid harlequin, diamond-shaped, or rectangular-shaped pattern.

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Pronounciation of Harlequin OpalHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Black Opal4 photos of Harlequin Opal associated with Black Opal on mindat.org.
Precious Opal4 photos of Harlequin Opal associated with Precious Opal on mindat.org.
Opal4 photos of Harlequin Opal associated with Opal on mindat.org.

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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 Harlequin OpalHide

Localities for Harlequin 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
 
  • New South Wales
    • Finch Co.
Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003
  • South Australia
    • Central North
Mineral and/or Locality  
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