Koroit opal

malformalady: Koroit opal — The Koroit opal field is an opal mining area in Paroo Shire in South West Queensland, Australia.The Koroit opal field is known for the very distinctive type of boulder opal that is found in its mines


Opal is a stone of sympathy and compassion, pure thoughts & confidence. It is the most unpredictable stone, a symbol of ever-changing fortune. According to legend an opal talisman boosts foresight--dunno about that but it is my favorite stone.

Rough and cut Lloviznando Opal.

OPAL: " For in them. u shall c the living fire of the ruby. the glorious purple of the amethyst. & the sea-green of the emerald. all glittering in an incredible mixture of light." ~Roman Pliny, the Elder on Opal, Century AD.

Boulder Opal

Boulder Opal This dark opal is found in Western Queensland Boulder Opal occurs as thin veins in sedimentary ironstone boulders. The colour layer is naturally part of the dense brown ironstone base and is inseparable from it.

Yowah Nut Australian Opal with crystal opal centre

Art Yowah Nut Australian Opal with crystal opal centre gems-and-precious-rocks

The Flame Queen Opal is one of the most famous of all the great opals

The Flame Queen Opal - cts - example of eye of opal, a stone that gets created when mineral gel fills a cavity to form a precious stone

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Australian Fire Opal

marshmallowsandbubbles: “ what kind of wizardry is this? ” I thought it was real opal to begin with but the source says it is a polymer clay faux made to look like opal. I want some!

Opal geode

"Ethiopian opal geode sometimes you feel like a rock: hard, angry, damaged. But sometimes there is an opal inside you: this otherworldly beauty, the potential to be soft and loving and kind" really beautiful opal, my birthstone

Incredible Opal looks like a Nebula #Art #Science #InvocoAmor

This is an American Contra Luz Opal from Opal Butte, Oregon. This Beautiful Gemstone Looks Like It Contains A Small Nebula.

black opal

World-Class Gem-Quality Australian Black Opal—"The Stardust Opal". T-Bones Mine, Corcoran, New South Wales, Australia My favorite stone

Holy crap. I would LOVE to have this... Amazing Rainbow Agate. Photo: Pascal Petit on flickr  Geology Wonders

Fractal mineral space by Pascal Petit. Igneous rocks formed from lava flows of the Archaean era.

geode - wishing I had found this one...sigh!

mineralists: “ “Velvet Beauty” Azurite, Malachite and Copper. Found in 1890 in Bisbee, Arizona ” - mineralists: “Velvet Beauty” Azurite, Malachite.

Ethiopian Opal

A raw Opal

Ethiopian opal is still a new gemstone. Ethiopian opal is quite unique and different from more common Australian and Mexican opal. Not many people know about this opal yet. I am a gem cutter and have worked.

Florida-based gemstone enthusiast Jeff Schultz captures a stunning image of a Mexican Fire Opal that, depending on how you visually interpret it, looks like a beautiful sunset in the clouds or a fiery explosion with billowing smoke.

Stunning Fire Opal Looks Like a Blazing Sunset in the Clouds

sci-universe: “ This Mexican fire opal looks like a sunset above the clouds when illuminated just right. Image credit: Jeff Schultz ” The magical properties of opals are well-known, and have been for.

Amerhyst Crystals for the Crown orThird Eye.

The geology nerd in me just went nuts! how did i never hear of this? i need this for my mineral collection!🌺 "Cactus quartz (Spirit Quartz) is a new mineral that was discovered in South Africa in February

Lightning Ridge Black Opals from Australia    See more great pics at: Dark Roasted Blend: Most Epic Engine Rebuild

Just magical to see!Twin Galaxy Stones A stunning pair of nearly identical Lightning Ridge Black Opals. These rare stone are both more valuable and far more fragile than diamonds.

Amethyst. wards off evil and absorbs negative energy. I have one placed on every windowsill in my house :)

Rhodochrosite Rhodochrosite with Quartz & Pyrite amethyst (Purple, crystal, gemstone, mineral) Pink Tourmaline Ring in Blackened Sterling Si.

Australian opal

Rough opal from Australia This is the most magnificent specimen I have seen. Wish there were another item to illustrate the scale.

Worlds largest amethyst!

The worlds biggest Amethyst Geode – The ‘Empress of Uruguay’ can be found at Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Australia. The tens of thousands perfect, deep purple Amethyst crystals that nature has formed naturally inside truly amaze everyone who sees her.