A new opal deposit was discovered in 2008 near the village of Wegel Tena in volcanic rocks of Ethiopia’s Wollo Province. Unlike previous Ethiopian opals, the new material is mostly white, with some brown opal, fire opal, and colorless “crystal” opal. Some of it resembles Australian and Brazilian sedimentary opals with play-of-color that is often very vivid.
Find out more about Play-of-Color Opal from Wegeltena, Wollo Province, Ethiopia in this educational article from the Gemological Institute of America. Read More
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