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Mineral: opal
Gem: star opal
Cut: round triplet
Origin: Virgin Valley, Nevada
General Info: The name is probably from the Latin "opalus", meaning "precious stone".
Additional Information
This is a rare variety of opal, and it produces a star pattern similar to a star saphire. The star is six sided but difficult to see or photograph on the face. Notice around the edge of the opal an alternating pattern of six colored dots. These are the end points of the star.