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Our Opal Pineapples

The  White Cliffs exquisite ‘Pineapple Opals’ were originally  given it’s name by the old time miners in the 1890’s as it ‘looked like the top of a pineapple’. Today we know it as a double psuedomorph  after Ikiate formed under glacial conditions, hard to believe  when White Cliffs is located within some of Australia’s hottest, driest and remote landscape. Found within a distinct level, the higher quality pieces form in a soft sedimentary clay band along faults or around what miners call a geyser or blow. Most pieces found will either fall apart through naturally occurring fractures or will have no play of the prized opal colours. Very few miners have ever unearthed such high quality Opal Pineapples as these.

Prices for these magical gems can be anywhere from $5,000 to over $500,000.

For further information or purchase inquiries, email us at redearthopal@bigpond.com