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Opal pendant, Fire opal, Black opal by fireagate on Etsy

Opal pendant, Fire opal, Black opal by fireagate on Etsy

Honduran Matrix black opal Total size; 44x27x5 mm (excluding the rings of the chain passes) Total weight, 9.2 grams 100% Black Basalt Honduran Fire
Origen: opal pendant fire opal black opal by fireagate on Etsy



Erandique

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erandique
Municipality
Panoramic view of Erandique
Panoramic view of Erandique
Erandique is located in Honduras
Erandique
Erandique
Location in Honduras
Coordinates: 14°14′N 88°28′W
Country Honduras
Department Lempira
Founded 1600
City since 3 March 1932; 83 years ago
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,700
Climate Aw
Erandique is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira.
Erandique is one of the several municipalities of the Lempira department. One has to travel 65 km from the city of Gracias passing by San Juan (del Caite). A second road that leads to Erandique is going by the town of "Dolores" in Intibuca. Also this roads leads to the municipality of San Francisco. The main disadvantage of this second road is that is not repaired often.If one enters from San Juan, Erandique has one exit to San Francisco and the other to the rest of the municipalities such as San Andrés and so on.

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History

Erandique was founded in 1600 under the name of "Cerquin", due to its location on the west of Cerquin hill. It was registered in 1,733 in the volume II of the Real State book, dated on November 28. According to the tales from elderly citizens, the original act was lost and it was replaced on February 14, 1882, in the administration of Dr Marco Aurelio Soto. Erandique is one of the oldest municipalities and it became a city on March 3, 1932.

Geography

Erandique is still surrounded by pine forests, with some pockets of Sweetgum (Liquidamber) trees. The terrain is rugged, characterized by steep hills. The weather is cool during the rainy season (May–October), and warmer in the dry season. The predominant soil is derived from volcanic rocks. During the rainy season, this soil that forms from the degradation of the rocks becomes extremely slippery, and it is common for unpaved roads to wash away and for routes to become impassable. Many of the pine forests are still used as a source of biofuel for the local population.
Lempira Department
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Location of Lempira department
Erandique

Erandique, Lempira Department, Honduras
Lempira is one of the 18 departments of Honduras, Central America, located in the western part of the country with borders with El Salvador. It was named Gracias department until 1943, and the departmental capital is Gracias.


Erandique


Erandique, Lempira Department, Honduras
In colonial times, Gracias was an early important administrative center for the Spaniards. It eventually lost importance to Antigua, in Guatemala.
Erandique






Erandique, Lempira Department, Honduras
Lempira is a rugged department, and it is relatively isolated from the rest of the country. The highest mountain peak in Honduras, Cerro las Minas, is in Lempira. The department was named after Lempira, a local chieftain of the Lenca people who fought against the Spanish conquistadores in the early 16th century. Opals are mined near the town of Opatoro.
The department covers a total surface area of 4,290 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated

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