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World’s rarest opal video: Part 2

The rough and unpolished gem weighs a massive 568.69 carats and measures  95 x 59 x 25 mm.

For more on the origin and story visit the Part 1 post.

Next week we will reveal the equally amazing story of the opals provenance and the internationally renowned gem explorer who mined it.

Stay tuned!



  • John Sims

    Ah, yes … and someone wrote how great it would be if it were turned into a knife!

  • Danny

    This is really something to see. Thanks Justin for sharing this video. Opal is so magical.

    • Blackopaldirect

      You’re welcome 🙂

  • Thierry

    Warning! Beauty overload!!

  • Melanie Hayes

    Wow! FABOO on a whole new level. Gotta hear the whole story behind it! Wondering why it was locked away for so long. 🤔

    • Blackopaldirect

      Ahh yes well that is the coolest part of the story. Some you know and very well known by many 🙂

      • Melanie Hayes

        The suspense is killin’ me!!
        Very intriguing!!

  • Kimi

    Wow !!! a real beauty ! mother nature is so generous with us ^^ thanks for sharing this video !

  • Chris Perryman

    Thanks for sharing this. You made my day a whole lot brighter 😁

    • Blackopaldirect

      Glad we could make a difference in your day 🙂

  • Ally Kingdon

    Thankyou for sharing, well worth the wait! X

  • krakit

    Beautiful… OMG…Justin I have held a opal that is near the exact same size and with the same intense fire in a black crystal.. I am looking at the pictures right now that I took of it last year.. The only problem with it is that it has a water content of near 13% and I believe if left out of water it will craze like crazy.. just the thought of letting it dry out is a massive worry. If I we had the nerve too let it dry out we would… Damn Virgin Valley opal… have yet to polish the skin off but the extreme fire shows through. I will send you some pics to your email.

  • Andrea Johns

    OMG! How magical is that. Amazing !! My husband and I caught Opal fever a few years ago. Can’t get enough of this beautiful gem. So,so, very special. No matter what colour it is we love them all. <3 <3

  • Patrick Morin

    Omg just to hold it ! Thank you Justin opal is our favorite.

  • steve loika

    The way it is chipped it looks like a piece of obsidian but with color, a lot of color. Very Cool. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.
    And thanks for educating everyone on Australian opal. You are a big asset to the industry.

  • Colin W MacDiarmid

    the amazing thing is that is is obviously just a chunk from a larger piece. what else was found?

    • Blackopaldirect

      Hi Colin Yes maybe but no-one is aware of any other larger pieces found only smaller

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  • Andrea Johns

    omg Justin. Just showed this to my husband. Haven’t seen him this excited for years lol

    • Blackopaldirect

      Haha you should have heard the words that came out of my mouth when I held it for the first time. Some were indecent 🙂