1.13.2013 - While we were going through some Gilson opal we found a stone that said "ANCE" on the bottom of it. Well we think that the word ANCE is missing an F. Our conclusion is this was likely one of the original Gilson created opals from back in the early 1970's! The opal itself is a yellowish color and is so heavy included that its basically worthless outside of its place in history. A fun find!!
11.12.2012 - We went to the lab and used a microscope to look at a created opal star. Under extreme magnification the lizard skin is clearly visible. Thanks to Dr. Klawitter for his help!