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Geode, Ethiopian Opal Inorganic, which means that it is not made by a living organism. A solid. There is one unusual exception. Native mercury is a mineral and is the only metal that is a liquid at normal temperatures. Has a regular crystal structure. The crystal structures are described as crystal systems. Made by nature which means minerals are not made, directly or indirectly, from human activity. Has a predictable chemical formula.
Ethiopian Opal Geode Opal is an amorphous form of silica related to quartz, a mineraloid form, not a mineral. 3% to 21% of the total weight is water, but the content is usually between 6% to 10%. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl and basalt. Opal is the national gemstone of Australia, which produces 97% of the world's supply.
.opal (looks like an exotic chocolate truffle)
When minerals form a flat surface it is called a face. Minerals can have many flat surfaces and when these faces join together, they form a crystal. Download the activity page on the right and create your own mineral face or even a mineral cartoon character out of the mineral faces on the sheet.
Blue Green Peruvian Opal: enhances cosmic consciousness while promoting psychic visions. Assists in bringing forth and expressing the "authentic self" | #perspicacityparty #magicgeodes #opal
Some sort of opal, possibly bolder opal
and a big rock of Opal to carve also would be awesome. Freeform carved Queensland boulder opal
Opal: Fantastic up close detail of an Opal stone. Lines, shapes and colour. Incredible ideas forming in my head that need to get onto paper!!
Opal is the only gem that i think is stunning in its raw natural form! :)
Opal: enhances cosmic consciousness while promoting psychic visions. Assists in bringing forth and expressing the "authentic self" | #perspicacityparty #magicgeodes #opal
fauxpals (Faux Opals) by meeellla, via Flickr Instructions to make can be found at: www.flickr.com/...
A beautiful pendant of raw opal. This is just beautiful!
Opal after Ikaite from Australia
Raw Boulder Opal Pendant by dollybirddesign on Etsy
Boulder Opal specimen from the Bull Creek Opal mine near Quilpie , Qld. Australia,,,,,...... by D. Rosenkranz
Lightning Ridge Opal Specimen by Wood's Stoneworks and Photo Factory, via Flickr