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  • Welo Opal Material Characteristics Treasurion/blog

    Welo Opal Material Characteristics Treasurion/blog

    Sep 10, 20120183;32;Welo Opal deposits, extraction methods and material characteristics Welo opal rough with digit patterns. Gemmology is an exciting discipline, especially in those days when so many new varieties of gems are found all over the world. One of those newly discovered stones is Welo opal. It appeared in 2008 near Wegel Tena, a small village in the Tsehay Mewcha region of Welo province,

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  • Ethiopian Welo Opal Gemstone Shop LC

    Ethiopian Welo Opal Gemstone Shop LC

    Ethiopian Welo opal is a hydrophane meaning that it can soak up water like a sponge. When hydrated the stone becomes more translucent and the play of colors more defined. After it

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  • Ethiopian opal update Mineshaft Canberra

    Ethiopian opal update Mineshaft Canberra

    Mar 15, 20110183;32;At the Tucson trade show in 2010 opal from the Welo Province in Ethiopia was being offered by several gemstone dealers. I mentioned it in an article in volume 51 of Metal Stoneamp; Glass (My blog on Tucson 2010). Part of what I wrote was At the possible wrath of some Aussie opal lovers I dare to make this statement.

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  • Ethiopian Welo Opals Jewelry Rings, Pendants amp; Gemstones

    Ethiopian Welo Opals Jewelry Rings, Pendants amp; Gemstones

    Huge collection of Ethiopian welo opals from Ethiopia. Choose from a large selection of jewelry including loose gemstones, rings, pendants and earrings.

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  • ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL MARKET DATA Rough Market

    ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL MARKET DATA Rough Market

    CHARTS amp; MARKET INFO. Opal with play of color has always been considered one of the most desired gems in the marketplace, and continues to be one of the top 3 selling colored gemstones in the US. The Ethiopian Welo Opal derives its name from the Wollo Province in Ethiopia, which is the only place it has been found to date.

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  • Who is benefitting from Ethiopias global brandname opals

    Who is benefitting from Ethiopias global brandname opals

    By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory PART I Opal and Ethiopia The legend of Ethiopia's Queen Sheba aside, adorning herself, among others, with opal during her visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem, the fist known evidence of mankind's involvement with the gemstone is

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  • South Wello (Welo; Wollo), Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    South Wello (Welo; Wollo), Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    South Wello (Welo; Wollo), Amhara Region, Ethiopia Outstanding precious fire opal occurrences. The opal forms thin layers in a Tertiary ignimbrite rock, or fills voids in plant fossils within this rock. The main occurrence is near Tsehay

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  • Ethiopian Welo Opal ~ Mining Geology Blogger

    Ethiopian Welo Opal ~ Mining Geology Blogger

    Jun 10, 20150183;32;0 1 Fordite Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished.

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  • Ethiopian Opalby Gregory KratchThe GemGuide Village

    Ethiopian Opalby Gregory KratchThe GemGuide Village

    Dec 07 2016 Ethiopian Opalby Gregory KratchThe GemGuide. Unlike the most Australian opal that comes from sedimentary deposits, the new opal from Ethiopia is mainly formed in a volcanic environment. Ethiopian opal is classified as opalCT. This type of opal is composed of lepisheres or small balls of crystals of quartz group crystals,

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  • Ethiopian Opal Gemstones amp; Natural AAA Welo Gemstones

    Ethiopian Opal Gemstones amp; Natural AAA Welo Gemstones

    Opal Gemstones. If you are looking for some of the most brilliant and colorful natural Opal you have ever seen, look no further. At OpalLust, choose from dozens of custom cut Ethiopian AAA Welo Opal, all cut by master gem cutter and owner, Steve Moriarty.

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  • Welo Ethiopia Mining Operations

    Welo Ethiopia Mining Operations

    Welo Opals are only mined by local citizens of Ethiopia. Most of the miners we work with where at one time farmers and now have turned to mining and farming. All of the people that work with us are treated fairly and payed fairly.

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  • Ethiopian Opal eBay

    Ethiopian Opal eBay

    Ethiopian Welo or Wollo opals were first found in 2008 in Wollo Province. Their vivid colors and unusual clarity make them the most popular Ethiopian opals. Unlike other options, they tend to be red instead of blue, and they often display bright flashes of color that look like they come from deep within the stone.

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  • Update On Opal Mining in Ethiopia Opal Auctions

    Update On Opal Mining in Ethiopia Opal Auctions

    Update On Opal Mining in Ethiopia. Many opal miners left the welo opal fields for this reason. In one month in 2011 over 80 illegal opal miners were arrested as it is so difficult to obtain permits Production in 2012 has been stable but now the wet season starts in May and opal mining slows down as so difficult to travel or work in the torrential wet months.

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  • Ethiopian Welo Opal 38ct Cab AAAA YouTube

    Ethiopian Welo Opal 38ct Cab AAAA YouTube

    Nov 14, 20090183;32;Mother Natures finest gemstone ever found OPAL Mining in Lightning Ridge Duration 1624. Black Opal Direct 927,355 views

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  • Wollo Province

    Wollo Province

    Wollo Province. Wollo (Amharic ) is a historical region and province in the northeastern part of Ethiopia, with its capital city at Dessie. An older name for Wollo, before 1850 AD, is Lakomenza. Following the defeat of Italian colonial authority in 1941, Amhara Sayint, Lasta, Raya, Wag

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  • Update On Opal Mining in Ethiopia Opal Auctions

    Update On Opal Mining in Ethiopia Opal Auctions

    Update On Opal Mining in Ethiopia. Many opal miners left the welo opal fields for this reason. In one month in 2011 over 80 illegal opal miners were arrested as it is so difficult to obtain permits Production in 2012 has been stable but now the wet season starts in May and opal mining slows down as so difficult to travel or work in the torrential wet months.

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  • Ethiopian Opal Opal Galaxy

    Ethiopian Opal Opal Galaxy

    Ethiopian Opal, or Welo Opal, was discovered approximately 700km North West of the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa at a mining site known as Welo in 2008. Ethiopian Opal represents some of the Earths best crystal material, and is so very unique to any other gemstone that has been found to date.

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  • Ethiopian Welo Opal Home Facebook

    Ethiopian Welo Opal Home Facebook

    Ethiopian Welo opal is the queen of gems that has the special property of penetrating deep in your soul and create the Jump to. Sections of this page. Mining is hard work as at the moment it is done manually with pick axes and shovels and some of the tunnels can be 100 meters long. Processing is even trickier as it large volume

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  • Learn about Opals Opal Information FlashOpal

    Learn about Opals Opal Information FlashOpal

    Welo Opal is from Ethiopia, Africa and is similar to Crystal Opal. The intensity and depth of color in Welo Opal can be mesmerizing. Relatively new to the Opal world but the interest is growing.

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  • Ethiopian Welo, Black amp; Fire Opal Gemstones Moriartys

    Ethiopian Welo, Black amp; Fire Opal Gemstones Moriartys

    Our primary source of opal has been Australia up until 2008 when a new supply was discovered in the Welo province of Ethiopia. This new material is a hydro phane opal that can absorb water. More durable than Australian material this opal is avaliable as white opal, crystal opal and occasionally black opal. The high transparency of much of this material allows us to facet it giving unique and

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  • What is Ethiopian Welo Opal? Moriartys Gem Art

    What is Ethiopian Welo Opal? Moriartys Gem Art

    Today, we have one of those unique opportunities to buy extraordinary opal from Welo, Ethiopia, discovered in 2008. The quality is finer than any I have purchased from Australia, up until now considered to be the finest opal source.

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  • ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL MARKET DATA Rough Market

    ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL MARKET DATA Rough Market

    The Ethiopian Welo Opal derives its name from the Wollo Province in Ethiopia, which is the only place it has been found to date. Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica and its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6 and 10%.

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  • Who is benefitting from Ethiopias global brandname opals

    Who is benefitting from Ethiopias global brandname opals

    Its modern beginnings are rather accidental, in the main associated with an Ethiopian American chemist Tilahun Yohannes of Colorado, who came to Ethiopia from the United States for a visit in 1995, after 41 years absence. Tilahun met an Ethiopian geologist in Addis Abeba.

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  • What Ehtiopian opal is ? How To Find Best Ethiopian Welo

    What Ehtiopian opal is ? How To Find Best Ethiopian Welo

    Mar 03, 20140183;32;Geographical region of Ethiopia, Where Ethiopian welo opal has been explored recently. Some experts report about gemstone that somewhere related 4200 before Christ that describes story about ancient man used opals to form tools and instrument, that implies that Ethiopia mining for opals come into the light before Australia.

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  • Opal

    Opal

    Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica; its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6 and 10%. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite,

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  • Ethiopian Opal Lo Rador

    Ethiopian Opal Lo Rador

    Ethiopian Opal. These are all opals originating from the Welo Mine in Ethiopia. They started mining opal in Ethiopia in the early 1990's, and now most of the material found is sourced from the Welo Province. The Welo mine is very new only discovered in 2008. We carry only the finest Ethiopian Opals, and we believe their beauty can surpass that

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  • Ethiopiaopals Your Premier Site For Welo, Mocha and

    Ethiopiaopals Your Premier Site For Welo, Mocha and

    Our team specializes in the Faceting and Cabbing of the newly discovered UltraStable Ethiopian Welo/Gondar region precious opal. This particular type of precious opal has the brightest colorplay, contains amazing fire play and comes a wonderful assortment of base colors.

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  • Ethiopian Opal The Reigning Queen of Gems JTV

    Ethiopian Opal The Reigning Queen of Gems JTV

    Ethiopian Opal The Reigning Queen of Gems. With the discovery of opal in Ethiopia's northern Welo District, and its prolific bounty, this remarkable gem has reclaimed its throne and rules again as one of the highest demanded gemstones in the American marketplace. It's been decades since we have seen a production quite like this,

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  • Welo Opal Stones Buy Welo Opal Stones Online Opal Auctions

    Welo Opal Stones Buy Welo Opal Stones Online Opal Auctions

    Welo Opal is mined in the Welo Amhara Regional State Highland plateau. These mountains are very steep and high, up to 3,200 meters above the sea level, and make opal mining difficult and dangerous. This opal fields were only discovered in 2008 and has gained good reputation for quality Ethiopian gem crystal and hydrophane Opal.

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  • Buy Ethiopian Opal Online Ethiopian Opal Stones for Sale

    Buy Ethiopian Opal Online Ethiopian Opal Stones for Sale

    Opal from Ethiopia, especially the natural Ethiopian Welo Opal is a hydrophane variety which means it absorbs the water or moisture. Whenever these opals are soaked in water or overexposed to moisture, they lose their fire. However, once it is dried in natural conditions, the

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