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Weekend Find - Giant Banded Opaque/translucent! 2 1/8"

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What a great surprise to find a rare boulder this past weekend along with some other killer marbles. It measures 2 1/8" and has two small nicks along with one larger chip and I would consider it near mint. It has a milky white base along with a great pattern of yellow and pink striping. The base of this marble is semi-translucent so I'm not sure if it qualifies as a banded translucent or a banded opaque? This is the largest banded opaque that I have ever seen, has anyone else seen anything this big before?

Thanks!

Chris

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Very nice find! Very rare in is size. My largest banded opaque is 2-3/8" but has several large chips. It has red and blue bands and loops on a white translucent base.

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Is there blue in the marble as well or is that just a trick of the light. Seems to have similar colors to a banded translucent I've seen (which was cane cut). Hard to tell if yours shows more of a hand-gathered pattern

Good find though, congrats

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It's just the lighting, there is no blue in the marble. My father had the marble many miles away. I will try and get better pictures when I see it for myself in hand.

Thanks!
Chris

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