Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal

Nevada State Precious Gemstone

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Virgin Valley black fire opal

Virgin Valley black fire opal; photo © Nevada Magazine (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal

Nevada desigated Virgin Valley black fire opal as the official state precious gemstone in 1987 (Nevada turquoise was also recognized in 1987 as the official state semi-precious gemstone).

The Virgin Valley in northern Nevada is the only place in North America where the black fire opal is found in any significant quantity.

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