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Poster of rock & minerals, showing classification. I NEED this for my room. That way I can dream about earths materials in my sleep.

Poster of rock & minerals, showing classification. I NEED this for my room. That way I can dream about earths materials in my sleep. - blast of color which makes it easy to fall in love with rocks!

Opals are like friends: they come in different sizes and shapes, colors and personality traits. ...my FAV stone

Opal: " For in them you shall see the living fire of the ruby, the glorious purple of the amethyst, the sea-green of the emerald, all glittering together in an incredible mixture of light." ~ Roman Pliny the Elder on Opal, Century AD--iridescence

Black Opal is Australia’s national gemstone, and black opal is the rarest and most valuable of its kind

Black Opal is Australia’s national gemstone. Found in the Lightning Ridge area in northwestern New South Wales, black opals are natural, solid stones that absorb scattered white light, giving it brilliant spectral colors.

Opalized snail from Coober Pedy, South Australia:

Opalized snail shell from Coober Pedy, South Australia; one of the leading opal mines in the world. Also, read more on Coober Pedy. One of the hottest places in the world, yet residents live in honeycomb caves that stay nice and cool all day.

Another angle of this 801 carat Boulder Opal shows the blues that come out under different light....Bill Kasso

Another angle of this 801 carat Boulder Opal shows the blues that come out under different light.Bill Kasso Z