I have only cut a very little of this material and it has been a long time since. This is an older cabochon but still holds up I believe. It will come off as almost black in the pictures and too the eye. But in the sunlight this little bugger really lights up.
Visit my Sold cabochon Gallery to see past opals I have cut. You will find other examples of materials, shapes, sizes, colors, and in general see my work there. Some stones date back over 15 years in there. I don’t show everything I cut, just the ones I really liked over the years. Please let me know if you have any questions about those materials.
Its also important to visit your local rockclub if you have one near by. Its a great place to start if you are new to gems and minerals. Thank you.