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Posted in response to Re: Re: Re: synthetic opal synthesis from Henry Barwood on July 21, 2007 at 11:11:03:

Re: Re: Re: Re: synthetic opal synthesis

Henry:

I've read about many attempts in the past to stabilize opal from the mines. University of Nevada at Reno has been given probably hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from various sources to find a procedure to solve this problem - to no avail. Just wondering if synthetic opal synthesis process would work.

Phil:

Not sure where to get some opal for testing. I would contact some of the mine owners at VV and se if they would be interested in donating some for research. Any solution to stabilization would be a boon to them. Chalky turquoise and opal are two different things and what works on one might not work on another.

Ken

From Ken: - July 23, 2007 at 07:59:01

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