Opal

boulder Opal Specimen by Dieter Rosenkranz Australia.jpg

Outstanding Rough Opal From Oregon, United States..jpg

Opal is SiO2 – Silcon dioxide , better known as quartz.  It’s molecules are uniquely spherical and the various microscopic diameters with water molecules trapped between them create the different colors.  Any way you look at it… what are the odds of such beauty being entirely random?

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