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Opal
Previous owner: James Wilson Rimington-Wilson , 1822-1877
Vendor: Stevens Auction Rooms , British, 1831 - c.1940
Place Object Found: Queensland
Department: Earth Sciences
Accession Number: I91.202
Many types of mineral fluoresce under Ultraviolet light. Opal, which is an oxide of silicon, can be found all over the world. This specimen is from Queensland in Australia. Specimens that come from that part of the world tend to fluoresce blue, while opals from other parts of the world fluoresce green. This can help us to identify where specimens have come from, if this information is unknown.
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