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Gergis

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Eastern Washington opal
« on: June 26, 2017, 08:04:45 PM »

This is opal that lithicbeads had collected many years ago in eastern washington. I've been cutting more opal lately and I've still got a love/hate for the stuff. This particular material has alot of voids but I found it to be quite manageable and the end result isn't hindered by them in my opinion. I enjoy the purple tones and the brecciation areas are quite incredible. Hope you enjoy. Happy cutting folks!

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Re: Eastern Washington opal
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 08:34:19 PM »

 Nice cut ! I love this stuff , so complex, almost alive.The deposit is long buried by many feet of dirt and an apple orchard but it was a wild 25 foot headwall of every colored opal.
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Re: Eastern Washington opal
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 08:59:56 PM »

Wow !! Thats a home run piece for sure, Friggen beautiful.  Gergis your work is so consistently inspiring....I'm thinking Frank has been a big inspiration for you ...

Great how it all trickles down to us that are paying attention ......a big thanks !

KP 
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Re: Eastern Washington opal
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 09:19:38 PM »

Yummy!  Love it!   :occasion14:
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Re: Eastern Washington opal
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 05:21:38 AM »

It's awesomeness!!!    Does it undercut?
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Re: Eastern Washington opal
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 08:55:07 AM »

It's awesomeness!!!    Does it undercut?
I found one small white spot area that seemed super soft and undercut. I assume an area of diotomasus earth not fully silicified most likely.

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Re: Eastern Washington opal
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 08:57:15 AM »

Wow !! Thats a home run piece for sure, Friggen beautiful.  Gergis your work is so consistently inspiring....I'm thinking Frank has been a big inspiration for you ...

Great how it all trickles down to us that are paying attention ......a big thanks !

KP
Indeed. I remember seeing franks work in another forum a few years back and thinking "my gosh I wanna be able todo that type of quality work!" I pay very close attention and take in every bit I can! ;-)

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