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Queensland Opal Fields: Home of the Unique Australian Boulder Opal

Boulder opal is becoming more and more popular. Australia’s central Queensland is home to more than a dozen of sources of this stone. Come with GIA field gemmologists to find out more about this unique gem.

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Lightning Ridge: The World Capital of Fine Black Opal

Lightning Ridge is the world capital of fine black opals, the most desired of all opals. In June 2015 a group of GIA field gemmologists visited this legendary town in New South Wales, Australia. Come with us to explore this important source of fine opals.

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Summer 2016 G&G: Diamonds from Diavik, Responsible Sourcing and Fabergé Cossack Figures

A summary of the content found in the Summer 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Underground opal mining in Koroit
Splendour in the Outback: A Visit to Australia’s Opal Fields

Documents a trip to the renowned opal fields of Lightning Ridge, Koroit, Yowah and Quilpie.

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Pyrope Garnet and Montana Sapphires Highlight Winter 2015 G&G

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Winter 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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New Deposit of Black Opal from Ethiopia

The Stayish mine in Ethiopia’s Wollo province has been producing black opal since 2013.

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Opal from Queretaro, Mexico: Occurrence and Inclusions

An examination of play-of-colour opal from Mexico and its variety of inclusions.

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Abstracts; Summer 2009

This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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Abstracts; Winter 2009

This article, from the Winter 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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Abstracts; Winter 1991

This article, from the Winter 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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