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Where Opals are Found

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     Fine Opals originated in the classical country of Australia where almost ninety-five percent are found in the dry and remote outback deserts (Gem by Gem). The remaining five percent can be found in Mexico, Brazilís north, the United States of Idaho and Nevada and more recently in Ethiopia and the West African country of Mali (Gem by Gem). The Common Opal, however, can be found almost anywhere around the world (Hershel, 1997).

 

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