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White Opal: Also Known as Light Opal


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What is White Opal?



"Light opal" and "white opal" are terms used for opal material that has a white, yellow or cream body color. This is the most common body color for precious opal.

These stones were cut from material mined at Coober Pedy, South Australia. They are calibrated 8 x 6 millimeter cabochons.






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White Opal
Two white opals cut from material mined in Coober Pedy, South Australia. They are calibrated cabochons measuring 8 x 6 millemeters.




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