LION`S HEART

THE LARGEST OPAL IN THE WORLD

 

Lion`s Heart

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

The Science

 

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. 

 

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Contact

Lion´s Heart Opal is for sale.

 

contact@lionsheartopal.com