Dear knowledgeable group-
I just got home from an interesting outing. I bought, though I did
not need, a man’s rock collection. I do not know what most of the
rocks even are. The man was unable to remember most of them due to
chemo treatments and a major illness. In a little zip lock bag are 15
opals. These are rough rocks but unmistakably opals. My question is
this- What do I do with them? Is there somewhere to have them made
into cabs suitable for jewelry? Some of them are actually very fiery
and beautiful. They are mostly whitish and grayish with pastel fire.
If there is anyone on the list that can steer me towards information
I would appreciate it.
I also have no idea how to figure out what some of the other ones
are. I have a great big crystal looking rock that is about 30" long,
and about 4" square. It looks layered and it is semi transparent. The
man thought it was mica- but I do not think it looks anything like
mica. It is a yellowish gold color something like a citrine crystal.
Help if you can, please.