October is here which means that opal will be in the spotlight this month.   Known as Australia's National Stone, 95% of the worlds opal are mined in  there.  The rest can be found in Ethiopia, (home of the stunning Welo  opal), Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Mexico (the beautiful fire opal)  and the United States.  Opal is famed for its ability to diffract light. The exact cause of opal's  unique properties was only discovered by Australian scientists in the 1960s  after analysis with…

October is here which means that opal will be in the spotlight this month. Known as Australia's National Stone, 95% of the worlds opal are mined in there. The rest can be found in Ethiopia, (home of the stunning Welo opal), Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Mexico (the beautiful fire opal) and the United States. Opal is famed for its ability to diffract light. The exact cause of opal's unique properties was only discovered by Australian scientists in the 1960s after analysis with…

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Types of opal  photo: Amazing Geologist page on facebook  Opal  is a hydrated amorphous form of silica (SiO2·nH2O), Because of its  amorph...

Types of opal photo: Amazing Geologist page on facebook Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica (SiO2·nH2O), Because of its amorph...

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Chandukaka Saraf & Sons - The Hub for Latest Fashion Jewellery:- At Chandukaka Saraf & Sons, you will get to see fashion jewellery at its best. They are well known for all types of jewellery collections comprising of gold, silver and diamonds and fashion jewellery is no different.

Chandukaka Saraf & Sons - The Hub for Latest Fashion Jewellery:- At Chandukaka Saraf & Sons, you will get to see fashion jewellery at its best. They are well known for all types of jewellery collections comprising of gold, silver and diamonds and fashion jewellery is no different.

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Dragons Breath: a type of Mexican Fire Opal, which looks like the Eye of Sauron or a magical lightning storm.

Dragons Breath: a type of Mexican Fire Opal, which looks like the Eye of Sauron or a magical lightning storm.

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This is called the Fire Opal. It's found in Mexico and inside seems to be filled with flames or a sunset.

This is called the Fire Opal. It's found in Mexico and inside seems to be filled with flames or a sunset.

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Black Opal - Black opal is characterised by a dark body tone causing brightness of colour which is unmatched by lighter opals. Black Opals are usually mined in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, and are the most famous, and sought-after type of opal. The term 'black opal' does not mean that the stone is completely black (a common mistake), it simply means the stone has a dark body tone in comparison to a white opal

Black Opal - Black opal is characterised by a dark body tone causing brightness of colour which is unmatched by lighter opals. Black Opals are usually mined in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, and are the most famous, and sought-after type of opal. The term 'black opal' does not mean that the stone is completely black (a common mistake), it simply means the stone has a dark body tone in comparison to a white opal

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Boulder Opal comes from Queensland, Australia. This type of opal presents as a thin layer of opal over a dark brown base of ironstone rock. The back of this stone is brown ironstone.

Boulder Opal comes from Queensland, Australia. This type of opal presents as a thin layer of opal over a dark brown base of ironstone rock. The back of this stone is brown ironstone.

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