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November 14 2010 Mexico Newsletter

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Fire Opals of Queretaro
The state of Queretaro in the Central region of Mexico, by area the fifth smallest in the country and about half the size of New Hampshire, has numerous touristic gems. Its true gem, though, regarded to be the national gemstone of Mexico, is el Opalo de Fuego, the Fire Opal!

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What suburb of Guadalajara is known for its high quality home decor products, many of which are sold at its restored 19th century mansions?

Answer to last week's question:

The state of Queretaro is the world's largest producer of fire opal. Although the vast majority of the fire opal is classified as semiprecious because those gems lack play of color, some of the gemstones display differing flashes of color when presented at varying angles and are deemed to be precious. Whether precious or semiprecious, the fire opal is a sight to behold!

Article Update:

This week on Wednesday there will be an additional article featured at the Mexico site. I hope that you will take a look at it. That article will discuss
a very unique and anomalous bird that is the national bird of Mexico, sort of!

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