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Where to Find Utah Gemstone and Lapidary Materials
Many of the most popular lapidary and gemstone material found in the United States come from Utah. Here are some of my favorite gemstone materials found in Utah and the counties they come from.
This is Not an Egg, Just One of the Most Stunning Opals You'll See Today
That's right, you're not looking at a fossilized egg, but rather an opal, or in technical terms, a hydrated form of silica (water content varies from 3% - 21%). The internal structure of precious opal makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed, it can take on many colors