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Syntetic opal

  1. Sep 22, 2008 #1
    What chemicals and what process would you need to make synthetic opal? I have heard of the Stober method. Also I have heard of using silica gel. But I haven't found much information on either. Are there any common easily available chemicals that the average non chemist could obtain and make synthetic opal?
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  3. Sep 23, 2008 #2


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    Here's one method:
    Sounds a bit complicated for an at home experiment. Have you a spectrometer at home?
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