Opal is a hydrous silicon dioxide mineraloid (it has no crystalline structure, and between 10% to 20% water content). There are 2 groups of Opal: Precious Opal (play of colour) and Common Opal (no play of colour). Light diffracts into a spectrum of colours through ordered micro-silica spheres within Precious Opal. There are over 60 named variety of Opal making identification difficult.
Opalite is one name for coloured impure Common Opal which is highly fluorescent used in the jewellery trade. However, it is also the name of a opalescent synthetic material.
Opalite balances yin yang energies and aligns these energies with the higher self.
Opalite increases self esteem, worth and sense of being.
Opalite is a merchant stone, helping to manifest and accumulate monetary wealth.
Opalite strengthens memory functioning.
Opalite helps combat infection and fever.
Opalite assists the body to remove toxins and regulate kidney functioning.
green, blue, white, pink, yellow
massive, botryoidal, reniform, stalactitic, nodular, as veins, in crusts, pseudomorphs after other minerals, fossils, organic matter such as wood, shell, and bone
SiO2 - nH2O
4.5 to 6.5
vitreous, transparent to translucent
Bandfire, Black, Boulder, Cherry, Fire, Gold, Harlequin, Pineapple, White +++
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