THE LARGEST OPAL IN THE WORLD
This astonishing treasure was discovered in Welo, Ethiopia in 2015 but has been kept secret until the recent days.
What makes it really unique is the size: Lion’s Heart weights an astounding 8 kilograms whereof the opal itself - all in one piece - weights 4,2 kilograms,
thus easily outweighing the famous Olympic Australis, the former defending champion. It’s safe to say that Lion’s Heart is now considered to be the largest opal on the planet.
Weight: 39 692 carats
Percentage of Opal: 53,7%
Measurement: 280,5 x 223,4 x 164,5 mm
Color play: Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green
The opal is Non Hydrophane
Extraordinarily large opal sample was imaged with computer assisted X-ray tomography (CT) to investigate
its inner structure and proportions of opal and matrix
The sample was scanned with a GE phoenix v|tome|x s, located at the Geological Survey of Finland.
Lion´s Heart Opal is for sale.