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Gem ID for "Peruvian opal"


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I’ve been seeing a lot of Peruvian Opal for sale online, it comes in
all kinds of blue, green or in-between colors. It reminds one of Gem
Silica, and one site stated that both of these stones are mined in
the same areas of Peru.

There is a sea-green dyed chalcedony out there also.

Opal is less dense than chalcedony, maybe you could make an
identification with the help of a scale. If it were Gem Silica, you
could tell by the price!