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Rough Lesson

Rough Lesson Piece of Nobby Opal

What is it about rough opal pieces that gets my heart racing?Is it the uncertainty of what’s inside or the thrill of the reveal?Well, it is all of the above and more, but sometimes your challenges become a rough lesson (pardon the pun) and not everything is what it seems. This particular nobby is from Lightning Ridge (surprise!) — it shows all the good signs of a Lightning Ridge nobby too — some potch, some sand, a nice color bar running through it and a white cap to top it off — but what lurks below the surface? We take a deep dive into this piece of rough opal on…

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