Boulder Carving beautifully carved and polished at 160mm x 65mm x 80mm. With Australian Crystal Opal eyes. Queensland Petrified Wood Boulder Australian Carved Kangaroo and Joey Souvenir. Mined in the Outback of Queensland Australia our Opal comes from and variety of mining districts including - Winton, Koroit, Yowah, Eromanga, Jundah and Quilpie.
Boulder opal is a type of opal that forms within the cavities of ironstone boulders dating from the time when central Queensland was cover by an inland sea The Opal is found in both vertical and horizontal cracks or seams. It is cut with the ironstone remaining on the back and is classified as solid opal.Boulder Opal occurs over a Vast area of Western Queensland from North of Winton to south of Quilpie. Is considered to be one of the most versatile opals because it has all of the color and patterns of expensive black or crystals opals but it is contained within the iron stone which makes it extremely durable. When looked at from the side you can always tell a genuine solid boulder opal by the natural uneven line where the opal filled the void in the boulder. Please see Item specifics above for measurements.
Please Note: Pictures have been enlarged to show detail. Please refer to measurements for actual size. We endeavour at all times to take the most true to life pictures possible. The item "Queensland Boulder Petrified Wood Australian Carved Kangaroo & Joey Souvenir" is in sale since Friday, October 7, 2016.This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Opal\Other Opals". The seller is "cssp2000" and is located in MACLEAY ISLAND. This item can be shipped worldwide.