Thread: Phosphate Opal
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:40 PM
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As an aside to melting phosphate opals here is a short story on Peiser's adventure with Phosphate opals in the early 70's. Mark figured out early on how to melt really nice phosphate opals. His adventures with phosphate opals began during the spring and summer down in NC. He developed really fantastic colors but for some od reason when winter came (or the other way around) the same phosphate formula that worked so well during the summer would not work at all during the winter. It drove him buggy. Eventually he came to sort of believe that the difference was in the moisture content of his chemicals.
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