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October's Birthstone - Opal!

October's Birthstone - Opal! http://www.scarlettwillowdesigns.co.uk/blog/2015/9/30/octobers-birthstone-opal

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Types of opal photo: Amazing Geologist page on facebook Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica (SiO2·nH2O), Because of its amorph...

The birdnest fungi 2 by Steve Axford This one shows the cups before and after they open. The new cups have a “mother of pearl” type sheen to them. Each cup is about 10mm across, so they are easy to miss.

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Black Opal - Black opal is characterised by a dark body tone causing brightness of colour which is unmatched by lighter opals. Black Opals are usually mined in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, and are the most famous, and sought-after type of opal. The term 'black opal' does not mean that the stone is completely black (a common mistake), it simply means the stone has a dark body tone in comparison to a white opal

6 Types of Awe-inspiring Opal

What are the different kinds of opal? Learn about each type of opal and how to identify them.

Dragons Breath: a type of Mexican Fire Opal, which looks like the Eye of Sauron or a magical lightning storm.

Dragons Breath: a type of Mexican Fire Opal, which looks like the Eye of Sauron or a magical lightning storm. - has the best funny pics, gifs, videos, gaming, anime, manga, movie, tv, cosplay, sport, food, memes, cute, fail, wtf photos on the internet!

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