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Andamooka Opal Round Cabochon

$30
SKU 11279

Andamooka Opal Round Cabochon

Creativity- Self Worth - Intuition
Chakra: All Chakras

Origin: Southern Australia

Approximate Size:

approximately 15 to 20 mm across

Opal is believed to have many metaphysical properties such as letting go of anger, expressing ones true-self, encouraging creativity, and enhancing psychic abilities.

Andamooka is one of the oldest known opal fields in Australia and was first discovered during the 1930’s. Andamooka Opal is also known as the “Queen’s Opal”. It was cut and set into an 18 carat palladium choker band in 1954. It was presented to Queen Elizabeth II on the event of her first authorized state trip to Australia. Nowadays the necklace and earrings are considered a significant part of Queen Elizabeth II’s special crown jewels. Dinosaur fossils and bones have been found in Andamooka and many are now in museums. Australian dinosaurs are from 100 to 240 million years old which puts them in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Many countries have dinosaur bones but only in Australia have opalized dinosaurs been found as opalized fossil.

Chemical Formula: SiO₂·nH₂O

Hardness: 5.5-6.5

 

***NOTE TO BUYER***


This is a "random selection" listing. You will NOT receive the exact item photographed in the listing, but one that is very similar. However, due to unique nature of each mineral the size, shape and color may vary slightly.