Spencer Opal

Spencer Opal

The Spencer Opal Mine, located in Spencer, Idaho, is the largest privately owned gem stone producer in the State, and is the major producer of Opal in the state of Idaho. Opal is the second largest contributor to the total value of gem material produced in the state.. The varieties produced include precious (white and pink), yellow, blue, pink, and common.

At Spencer the precious opal occurs as one or more thin layers within common opal partially filling gas cavities within a rhyolite-obsidian flow. About 10% of the material is thick enough to cut into solid gems; the remainder is fashioned into doublets and triplets. The Spencer Mine is the source of pink common opal and pink precious opal.

Opal is the world's most popular phenomenal gem. Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning

Join us for a FREE presentation about the diversity of the Spencer Opal on Saturday, January 28th from 2-:2:45pm and Sunday, Feb. 5th from 2-2:45pm. During these presentations - Erin Mortensen, third-generation family member, will share information on everything from triplets to solids, pink to white and everything in between!

Ask questions, and have a hands on experience with the Opal. Plus - receive a FREE take away gift just for stopping by - REGISTER FOR A FREE PRESENTATION TODAY!

 

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