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Justin,

Man I got the fever.   These were hidden way down inside a few pieces in the last lot I bought.  Not real big or bright but I brought them to life. Thanks for allowing me to purchase and making rough available to the hobbiest like me. The one on the right has an odd cross hatching pattern.  Very cool.  I should have taken pics of the before/after but I was excited and just jumped in.  Anyway, have a great day.

Craig Cerny rough opal parcel

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