Hydrated Amorphous form of Silica. Opal is made up of closely packed spheres of silica oxide and water in varying amounts up to 15%. Water fills the gaps between the marble like spheres of silica causing diffraction of light at specific points and causing the "fire" effect. It is estimated that around 95% of the worlds supply of precious Opal come from Australia.
Hardness: 5 to 6 Locations: Australia, Ethiopia, Brazil, USA, Czech Republic, Honduras, Slovakia, Peru
Black Opal - Eases distress, dissolves depression and hopelessness, leads one to a higher spiritual experience, transforms fear into optimism, stimulates visions from the third eye providing insight into ones past, present and future. Provides insight to the truthfulness and intent of another person.
White Opal - Increases ability to earn and retain money, stimulates one's sense of self-worth, brings clarity of mind, helps one to look inward, used to balance male/female energies and align the Chakras, enhances working environments and business relationships.
Ethiopian Opal - Carries water energies, helps one realize the changes that are needed both within and without and helps guide one through those changes, promotes inner stillness, purification, clear decision making and astral travel, increases psychic abilities, shields against negativity, is helpful in accessing the Akashic Records.
Peruvian Opal - Soft and relaxing energies, helps take tension out of communication, helps ideas flow freely, softens the impact of stress from the outside world, helps release the trauma of old wounds, helps face the future with a tranquil healing nature, helps quiet the mind and aids in sleep.
Boulder Opal - Carries warm earth energies and the illuminating energy of Fire, assists in developing one's spiritual side, helps reconcile conscious and unconscious thought, brings clarity and emotional security, helps create a stable home environment, helps persevere in tough times, helps people who find it hard to establish roots.