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Honey Opal

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About Honey OpalHide

Formula:
SiO2 · nH2O
A variety of Opal

An unnecessary name for orange-brown opal.

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Honey Opal.


Pronounciation of Honey OpalHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon RalphUnited Kingdom

Chemical Properties of Honey OpalHide

Formula:
SiO2 · nH2O

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Black Opal5 photos of Honey Opal associated with Black Opal on mindat.org.
Fire Opal1 photo of Honey Opal associated with Fire Opal on mindat.org.
Precious Opal1 photo of Honey Opal associated with Precious Opal on mindat.org.
Opal1 photo of Honey Opal associated with Opal on mindat.org.

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.

References for Honey OpalHide

Reference List:
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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.
Ball, R.A. (1982) Honey Opal. The Australian Gemmologist, November 1982.
Anal. Chem. Acta (1994): 286: 107.
Lapis Extra No. 10, Opal (1996).

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Localities for Honey 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.
      • Lightning Ridge
Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Vernon Mining Division
      • Vernon
Simandl, G. J., Hancock, K. D., Callaghan, B., Paradis, S., & Yorke-Hardy, R. (1997). Klinker Precious Opal Deposit, South Central British Columbia, Canada-Field Observations and Potential Deposit-Scale Controls. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, 321-327.
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
    • Zemplén Mts (Tokaj Mts)
      • Telkibánya
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
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