Tag: opal

Feb 13, 2019

Revealing an Opal for the First Time is Kind of Magical

Revealing an Opal for the First Time is Kind of Magical

Okay that’s just beautiful

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Oct 29, 2015

Picture of the Day: Stunning Opal Found in Yowah, Australia

Picture of the Day: Stunning Opal Found in Yowah, Australia

In this amazing close-up we see a beautiful opal from Yoawh, Queensland, Australia. The length of this polished opal is a mere 20 mm but its features are gorgeous. The opal is a part of the Willems Miner Collection.

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Oct 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunset Fire Opal

Picture of the Day: Sunset Fire Opal

SUNSET FIRE OPAL Photograph by Jeff Schultz | gemstoneJEFF on Flickr In this beautiful close up by gemstone hobbyist Jeff Schultz, we see a stunning Mexican fire opal. When illuminated just right, it looks like a sunset above the clouds. According to Wikipedia, fire opals are transparent to translucent opals with warm…

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Sep 12, 2013

Finding the Ocean Inside an Opal

Finding the Ocean Inside an Opal

Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica. Its water content may range from 3% to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6% to 10%. Because of its amorphous character it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike the other crystalline forms of silica which are classed as minerals. It is deposited at a…

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