Joining your local Rock (lapidary ) Club Is a good idea. They will help you out, where to find rocks. Most of the time the clubs have tag along tours, and they show you what to look for.
There is a lot of shop that have samples of rocks, never buy ones that are clean and pretty/shiny. Buy dirty rocks and clean them up your self. use washing up detergent and a brush. to clean the dirt off. Again you local Lapidary club has the equipment to make your rock shine. Parents will most likely have to do all the work, because most clubs wont let children under 12 years use there machine.
Another away is to buy your own equipment. To clean and polish small rocks is to use a tumbler.
Tumblers are used to put a high polish on stones, they round of the corners, come out pretty shinny. Takes up to 6 weeks.
The best way is to go to your local Lapidary Club and join, they have lots of equipment to use, and show you how to use the equipment and cut and polish your stone.
There is lots of interest things to see on the internet.
My First tool. When I started out I used a Dremel to clean my rocks. I had to wear a mask because of the dust.My first stones I tried to polish was a opal, opal is mostly sandstone, so it was quite easy to shape a stone.
With harder stone like a Amethyst, that are not clear, hit them with a hammer to make them smaller, then go and shape them. using a tumble to polish these stones are much easier way.
Use Wet and Dry Sand Paper.
Using wet and dry sand paper to polish a stone. Have a flat piece of glass, put your sand paper on the glass, wet if and start rubbing, it does take a long time. ( Do it while watching TV.)
You can join your local lapidary and use there equipment.
Malachite is named from the Greek, Malache, in allusion to its green colour, which is indeed its most striking feature.
To the Geologist, it is a rich ore of copper.
To the mineral collector, A splash of vivid green, pretty colour mineral.
For Lapidary it is an easy worked and handsome gemstone. The rock below has been cut open to see what colour is inside.
A Base of copper Carbonate, it is heavier than most of the carbonate family. but with a specific gravity of only 3.9 , it could not be call a heavy mineral. It is a soft mineral, with a hardness of 3.5 to 4 Moh’s scale, it is tough and takes a good polish.
This mineral some time occurs as a bright green acicular crystal incrustration, forming splendid velvety specimens. The Mount Isa and Cloncurry area of north Queensland you can find some really great specimens. Mining company dig large holes all over our country side, this is the best place to find Malachite, easy pickings. beautiful Gemstone/rock.
Visit Malachite and read more about this gem/mineral.
O’Brien Creek is about 35 kl dirt road from Mount Surprise. You turn off the highway at the police house. Make sure you get all your supplies before you leave, there is no Shops at O’Brien Creek, and it is a good 1/2 hour drive back to Mount Surprise.
The Camp Grounds.
O’Brien Creek at that time of year, March-April. After rain, lots of insects, and water.
There is a camping ground before you get to O’Brien Creek Fossicking Area. The camping grounds have toilets and showers and lots of shady tree. Easter 2016 the creek had lots of flowing water. Really very nice camping ground. Cost was $10 each adult per night in 2016. There was a lot of people there.
The drive to O’Brien Creek fossicking, some parts you do need a 4 wheel drive. The creek did have fast flowing water, at Elizabeth Creek, that the creek that runs through , where the camping grounds are.
Fossicking there is no secret about finding gemstones, it is the work you put into finding them. We found a few small pieces of topaz. We moved rock in the creek. There is lots of big granite rocks everywhere, that people move or dig under, into the cracks, to find Topaz. Some people dig holes everywhere, 1 meter x 1 meter holes. We parked our car under a shady tree, never seen the hole someone dug. It was a close call. You would think if they are going to move that much dirt, they would put some back.
Finding Topaz is all pot luck, You just don’t know how many people have dug in the same spot.
I have been fossicking for around 3 years now, I don’t understand people that don’t leave the area the same as they find it. Why dig a hole and just leave it, think about the animals, that live there.
Topaz what does it look like.
Some times when you find Topaz, it looks like glass. Finding topaz at O’Brien Creek, that has been tumbled down a creek, in the sand . looks like a dirty piece of Quarts, you can find coloured ones. Topaz that you find out side the creek beds are like glass. Topaz has 8 sides. Quarts have 6 sides.
Topaz, being a heavy stone, works its way underneath big rocks and gets caught in crevices. So to find them you’ve got to move the big stuff… Lots of hard work moving big stones and lots of dirt.
When we went to O’Brien Creek at Easter 2017, the creek was flowing, there was some birds, not as many as in the video. And every thing was nice and green.
Map of O’Brien Creek from qld.gov.au. When you go to the fossicking area, go across the creek and turn Right, have a look around.
Finding Topaz is all about luck, dig a hole and find out.
One lady found one the size of a golf ball. The biggest one we found was 59cts blue.in 2017.
Happy Fossicking, Enjoy your trip to O’Brien Creek.
We have been back to O’Brien Creek. 2019 Keep watch for our latest trip to O’Brien Creek.
Please leave a comment tell us how much Topaz you found. Leave pictures of your Topaz.
Weight, Carat and Size is important to know when buying and selling gemstones. It is hard buying gemstones with out seeing it, Often the larger the stone the more valuable it is, not the case. You have to take in the colour, clarity, and inclusions (flaws). Picking up a gemstone, look at it under a light or loupe, If you can see right through it , is a good sign it is a great gemstones. Check the size dimensions in millimetres when you are buying gemstone and don’t rely on carat weight alone.
My first gemstone I bought was a green diamond it was .01 carat stone, 01 Carat stone is the size is smaller than a grain of fine sand. The gemstone was a green diamond, cost $10 Australian Dollars, if you look at it under a loupe you can see about 18 faceted cut in the stone. The $10 was a great investment as it is a real eye opener .I don’t know if it was a real diamond, at a guest no.
There is a lot of gems out on the market, by finding your own helps you understand a little about the gem, I live in a Mining Town, that has a lot of copper, lead and lots of minerals. One of my favourite gemstones is Chrysocolla, beautiful colour in this gemstone. Not very popular because it has lots of fractures in the stone.
This gem is not popular because when you cut it, the stone crumbles. Have a go.
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Camping out at night under the sky full of stars , and going fossicking in the mornings is a great relaxing weekend.
To hot to look for Gemstones, we went exploring Old Mine Towns. Thomas Died on 15/02/1912, he was from England (click on the picture to make it larger).
On valentine’s day 2016, we went for a drive, for something to do. We both like the open country side, Made a picnic lunch, lots of drinks . The temperature was going to get up around 42 degrees, so we were not going to be able to do much gem hunting.
We started out at 7am. McDonalds was our first stop for coffee and hash browns. Left Mount Isa and headed towards Cloncurry, The turn off is nearly half way between towns. 58 kl east of Mount Isa And 60 kl west of Cloncurry. Next to the turn off, on the other side off the road ,there is a camping ground. In the winter month it is full off caravans. Free Camping. Summer months no one camps.
Rosebud Station- sign when you go over the grid This road takes you to Fountain Springs. This road was used when they filming the movie Crocodile Dundee. The road is dirt and it is around 26 kl, 4 wheel drive country. lots off wash out, along the road. The copper prices are low, so there no mining companies working out this way a the moment, so the roads are not getting graded. Do not go on this road, if it is going to rain.
This area has had a fair bit of rain this season, so we thought that the springs, water would be flowing down the mountain, at least wash out the creek, nice and clean water. No sign of water. There were people camping in the creek, so there was no water to be seen. The waterfall was not to be seen , the whole area is really over grown, not nice at all. We did not stop at Fountain Springs.
About Fountain Springs. I have not seen the falls flowing. I have only seen water seeping out of the hill, lower down. Fountain Springs( was) is the main waterhole for the station owners and mines in the area, Plus the animals. A Huge gash in the Fountain Range marks the entrance to Fountain Springs. This is where a geological faultline allows the watertable to come to the surface, providing a year round spring. Very nice place when we have a lot of rain.
Highville: We took the first turn to the left on our way back from Fountain Springs. At the start of the track there is a sign post about the area. This track takes you along a creek bed. There is a big stone-cement walls along the creek bed, how much work went into it and it is still standing today. This track is for 4 wheel drives only. There was no creek crossing with boggy conditions because we have not had enough rain, just slow driving over very rocky country roads.. Along the way there is evidence of a railway track. Highville Cemetery we stop and had a look around and took pictures. Lots of big pieces of mica lying around every where.
Highville was established in 1913 as working quarters for the Wee MacGregor Mine the other side of the ranges. The town was connected to Ballara by 2′ gauge tram line. The MacGregor Hotel and post office operated in the town from 1909 to 1914. A school also operated here and catered for the children of both Highville and Ballara. Ballara water supply came from Fountain Springs
Next stop on our way up to the Wee MacGregor Mine was Ballara Cemetery. Local Councils have put sign up. The town of Ballara was established in 1913, After originally being named “mineral” Ballara was located on the railway line from Malbon in the south to the Wee MacGregor mine in the mountains to the north.(.Malbon town is still there. It has a railway line, a couple of houses, and a phone box, in the only street through the town.)The last train pulled into Ballara in 1927, soon after, the rail line was dismantled due to a decline in copper prices.
The track up the hill to the tunnel has ( road is marked with red poles) some very bad washout, slow driving big drop off, The car tilts to 20 degrees plus in some spots. It is mountain country
Look down , lock out, what a beautiful sight. My partner jokes about if he had to turn around on this road, but them we came to a open spot on the hill (mountain) where you could turn around. We were not at Wee MacGregor mine, we were at the tunnel above the mine. There was bats in the tunnel , I did not go through, On the other side of the tunnel you look down on what used to be the Wee MacGregor, over the years it has open up a number of times. there used to be a road around to the mine, but it just to rough now days, even for a four wheel drives because, it is all mountains rock country.
Update 2019, there is a mining company working in the area and you can drive to Wee MacGregor Mine the road has been graded.
The tunnel is the only railway tunnel in the north west of Queensland. to see it ,to think, how they did it, The stone work-cement work. Picture on right is the men working on the tunnel in the old days.
Wee MacGregor Mine. You can still get there, by going different ways. You can go around the hills and come out at Cattle yards. Do not follow directions to turn of 48kl out of Mount Isa, the Mount Frosty Road. (Picture On top of this page is Mt Frosty water hole all dried up). This road is for 4 wheel drivers only, there is very rough spots. 2019 yes. (Gutsack hill ) is very rough, We have heard of people freezing because this hill is very rough.Lotsof wash outs, and big holes.
Overall it was a very nice day out, with my better half. The only stones we picked up was some mica (big Pieces). There was a lot of coloured glass lying around.
This is my story about exploring old mines.in 2016. I will add to it another time if you want to go to Wee Mac Gregor mine or look for Maltese Cross, Crystals, and more gemstones. Leave a comment, and I will get back to you
Make sure you zoom in on the pictures. And have a look at some other picture in the image post. Have a nice day.
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The road to Wee MacGregor mine has been graded. (Fountain springs) going the back way, is not as rough. Explore the old mine towns and the tunnel, follow the signs. Right will take you up to the tunnel, Left will take you to the old mine Wee MacGregor.
Names and images of some of the most famous Gemstones, Megagems and more.
The United States National Museum was founded in 1846 as part of the Smithsonian Institution.
In the USA, the Smithsonian Institutions National Gem Collection Contains some of the Largest, Finest and most Beautiful Gemstones Ever Found. The Megagems are Housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.
The two large stones in the picture above are two of the largest high-quality topaz crystals ever found, also from Brazil.
The American Golden Topaz.
At 22,892.5 Carats, the 4.6kg (10.1lb) topaz was cut from a Brazilian cobble in the late 1980s.
The term MEGAGEM although not an official one, nonetheless represents a group of gemstones that stand out from others of their type in size and beauty. Many gems in the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection take their name’s from people who donated them to the collection.
This 311.8- carat Peridot from Zabargad, Egypt, is one of the largest Peridot gems known. Peridot is the gem-variety of mineral forsterite. The green colouring is caused by iron, the more iron, the deeper the colour.
The Common name for Heliodor is golden Beryl. On of the world’s largest cut beryl Stones 2,054 carat flawless golden colour Beryl.
Just one of the 15 minerals known as Garnet, Grossular may be pink, orange, red orange, yellow, brown, or green.
Tanzanite weights 122,7 carats, Tanzanite is pleochroic, which means that it shows different colours depending on the viewing angle.
Blue Heart Diamond.
Paris cut this heart shape, which weighs 30.82 metric carats and is of a rare deep blue color, sometime between 1909 and 1910.
Most Famous Diamonds.
Three of the world’s most famous blue diamonds. Left to right: The Heart of Eternity,
the Hope, and the Blue Heart Diamond; 27, 45 and 30 carats, respectively. The Hope
looks larger than 45 carats because it is a rather flat stone. The Heart of Eternity
is Fancy Vivid Blue, the Hope is Fancy Deep Grayish-Blue and the Blue Heart’s color
grade is still unknown. (Probably Fancy Vivid or Fancy Deep.)
Maharani Cat’s Eye
Found in Sir Lanka, The Maharani Cat’s Eye is a variety of cheysberyl and is named after the bright, vertical band of many specimens, caused by light reflecting off titanium oxide crystals. The 58.19 carat honey coloured chrysoberyl cat’s eye discovered in Sri Lanka is one of the finest gems of its kind. It is currently displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Fashioned in China in 1923-24 from a crystal probably found in Burma, this is the worlds largest hnown, flawless quarts sphere. It is 33cm (13″) in diameter.
Colours – Agate come in lot of different beautiful colours. Blue, green, red, yellow, orange, browns, purples, whites so on.
Agate is found in lots of different place around the world. Australia, North West Queensland there, is several places to go different colors, 5 minutes from where I am no you can get Gooseberry Agates.
Around the world, some of the places you can get agate are. Austria, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, California, Botswana, Madagascar
Agate is a form of chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a remarkable variety of colors and textures. Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louvre, have spectacular examples..
Agate is a form of chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a remarkable variety of colors and textures. Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. Geodes are rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations or concentric banding. Cut in slices, agate geodes are popular with collectors and jewellery designers.
Amazonite.Hardness is 6-65 Classification-Silicate
Color – The Color is green.
Found in – USA, Russia, Canada, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Austria, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Australia.
I have never found Amazonite, I have watched the prospectors show on TV, finding Amazonite all the time. Here in Australia you can find it around Broken Hill in New South Wales.
Amazonite is a gemstone variety of green microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is named after the Amazon river in Brazil, though surprisingly no deposits have been found in that location. The lively green or blue-green colour is extremely attractive. Amazonite, cut en cabochon, with a rounded and convex polished surface, is a classic stone to be set in silver or carved in imaginative forms. In fact a fine quality amazonite can be mistaken for precious jade. Amazonite does not undergo any kind of treatment. Amazonite is gaining popularity but is still an affordable fine gem for its carat weight.
Amazonite is said to calm one’s emotions and soothe nerves, and to enhance creativity and the ability to express oneself. Perhaps the strongest recommendation for its metaphysical power is that Amazonite is said to makes your married life happier.
Amblygonite color- White/Greyish, Light yellow, pink or lilac, Greenish.
Country found Sweden, France, Australia, Brazil, USA.
Amethyst. Hardness–7 Classification– Silicate.
Amethyst come in a lot of different colour purples.
Amethyst is found in a lot of different places around the world. Some of the largest is from Russia, Namibia, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, USA, Australia.
Ametrine. Hardness–6 Classification– Silicate.
Ametrine –Colours are Purple to Yellow.
Found in Bolivia.
Quartz which occurs in bands of yellow and purple has been given the name of ametrine (amethyst + citrine).
Initially cutters favored windowed emerald shapes with a 50/50 split of colors, and much of the rough is still cut this way. More recently, however, some cutters have begun to cut a variety of shapes, many of which create internal reflections that blend the yellow and purple into attractive shades of rosy gold and mauve, or create mosaic-like flashes of both yellow and purple.
Found in Ireland, Russia, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Afghanistant, Pakistan, India, Zimbabwe, Australia.
Aquamarine is best known for its breathtaking range of blue colors and belongs to the same family as emerald (beryl). The name derives from the Latin expression for seawater. Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron that find their way into the crystal structure. A dark blue is the most desired color. Aquamarine possesses a durable hardness (7.5-8 on Mohs scale), which qualifies it for any kind of jewelry.
The favored cuts are emerald (step) and brilliant cut with long or rectangular shapes. Turbid stones get a cabochon cut.
Aquamarine is a decorative gem that complements almost any skin or eye color, which makes it an all-time favorite for women the world over. It is a popular gem, universal to wear, readily available and moderately priced, but growing in popularity.
Found. Spain, Russia, Namibia, Madagascar, Pakistan, Colombia, Brazil, USA, Australia.
Beryl in its purest form is completely colourless (goshenite). Trace impurities and colouring agents are responsible for the many different colors found in gemstone varieties of beryl. Beryl is one of the most important mineral groups and also one of the biggest gemstone groups. Although the mineral is abundant, it rarely occurs in transparent gem-quality material. Transparent gem-quality beryl is referred to as ‘precious beryl’. The most famous beryl gemstone is green emerald, followed by blue aquamarine. Golden beryl is not very well-known by the general public. Other popular beryl gems include pink ‘morganite’ and white, or colourless, ‘goshenite’. Red beryl is the rarest variety of beryl and it is known in the trade as ‘bixbite’.
Bloodstone. Hardness 7. Classification Silicate.
Colour. Dark Green/Grey, Flecked Red.
Found. India, USA, Australia.
Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a green gemstone dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide. A form of chalcedony quartz, the name heliotrope comes from the fact that polished stones were once thought to reflect the sun. Bloodstone is the original Birthstone for March. In the Middle Ages the red spots were thought to be the blood of Jesus and the stone was believed to have miraculous powers.
Boji Stone. Hardness 7.4 Classification Mineraloid
Chrysocolla is a hydrous copper silicate with that is found in several places in the world, including Russia, Nevada in the USA, the Congo, Chile, Israel and Mexico. Often confused with turquoise, chrysocolla is often found in unusual multi colour combinations as well as in blue or green.
Found. Spain, Russia, France, Madagascar, Brazil, Australia.
Citrine is one of the most affordable yet durable gemstones. Named from the French name for lemon,”citron,” many citrines have a juicy lemon color. Citrine includes yellow to gold to orange-brown shades of transparent quartz. Although the darker, orange colours of citrine, sometimes called Madeira citrine after the colour of the wine, has generally been the most valued colour, in modern times, many people prefer the bright lemony shades which mix better with pastel colours. Citrine is generally more inexpensive than amethyst and is also available in a wide range of calibrated sizes and shapes, including very large sizes.
Danburite. Hardness 7. Classification Silicate.
Colour. Colourless, White, Rose, Yellow, Lilac.
Found. USA, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar.
Diamond. Hardness 10. Classification Element.
Colours. Colourless, Sometimes Tinged with Yellow, Blue, Brown or Pink.
Found. South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Australia, USA.
Emerald. Hardness 7.5-8 classification Silicate.
Found. Colombia, Egypt, India, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Russia.
Fluorite. Hardness 4. Classification Salt
Colour. Wide variety, from clear to Black, via Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, White, Brown.
Found. England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, India, USA, Mexico.
Found. Brazil, USA, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Australia.
Hardness 6.5-7 Classification Silicate.
Found. Russia, China, Burma, Japan, USA, Central America, New Zealand.
What was traditionally called jade is in fact two separate and distinct minerals: jadeite and nephrite. The term ‘jade’ can also be loosely applied to materials that contain jadeite or nephrite, such as maw-sit-sit and other materials. Jade has been treasured for centuries by cultures around the world, including the Mesoamericans and the Chinese, who consider it to be an auspicious gem. Choose jade gems from various shapes, sizes and colors, including green jade and lavender jadeite.
Hardness 7 Classification Silicate
Colours. Green, Red, Yellow, Brown, Blue, Purple, Black. and lots of different mixes of colours.
In its natural environment Jasper, a Form of Chalcedony, is dull stone, but once polished, it is a glistening, opaque crystal whose colour ranges from red, to brownish, yellow to green. It was widely used in the 16th century in Mosaic work.
The language of gemstones is an ancient way to speak from the heart. The gift of a gemstone has an extra layer of meaning from the long tradition. To find the gem that symbolize what you want to express.
Below is a list of Gemstones
A gift of this gemstone says you’re not just kidding around. Blue is the main colour of the sapphire. Blue is also the favourite colour of 50 % of all people, Men and women alike. We associate this colour, strongly linked to the Sapphire as it is, with feeling of sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty: feeling which belong to qualities that prove their worth in the long term–feeling in which it is not so much effervescent passion , but rather composure, mutual understanding and indestructible trust. Thus the blue of the sapphire has become a colour which fits in with everything that is constant and reliable.
New to Marriage? New to a Job? Witness Protection Program?
Start that new life out right, with this gemstone. The green of the emerald is the colour of life and of springtime, Which comes round again and again. It has also, for centuries, been the colour of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the colour of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love.
Squeeze the gem and it gives off electricity. Give it and create sparks.
Tourmalines are gems with an incomparable variety of colours. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is that the Tourmaline, on its long journey up from the center of earth, passed over a rainbow, in doing so, it assumed all the colours of the rainbow. And that is why it is still referred to as the gemstone of the rainbow.
Show your appreciation for your designated drive with this gem.
Its colour is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. The amethyst is extravagance in violet. For many thousands of years, the most striking representative of the quart family has been a jewel coveted by princes both ecclesiastical( is related to the Christian church) and secular.(Not connected with religious or spiritual matters).Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of god in the official robes of the high priest of the jews, And in Russian Empress Catherine the great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. In popular belief, the amethyst offers protection against drunkenness-for the greek word ‘amethystos’ mean ‘not intoxicated’ in translation.
Say You’re sorry give your spouse this gemstone and promise that it will never ,ever, happen again.
From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarine shine over extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colours. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost and skin or eye colour, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it as they are by hardly any other gem, which enables them to create new artistic cuts again and again
Its light blue arouses feelings of sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship. Good feelings. Feelings which are based on mutuality and which prove their worth in lasting relationships. The blue of aquamarine is a divine, eternal colour, because it is the colour of the sky.
Lipstick on your collar? Hard hat in your back seat? Maybe a gift of this gemstone is a good idea.
One of the reasons why women in many countries wish for a sapphire ring on their engagement. The Sapphire symbolizes loyalty.
This gemstone may not help create quintuplets. But twins aren’t out of the question.
Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. They have the most beautiful, most intense and most radiant green that can possibly be imagined: emerald green. Inclusions are tolerated. In top quality, fine emeralds are even more valuable than diamond.
Take your love to a higher plane with a gift of this gemstone.
The gem of Venus says love lot more persuasively than a dozen roses.
The Sun– Topaz
Does she light your days?
The topaz has been known for at least 2000 years and is one of the gemstones which form the foundations of the twelve gates to the Holy City of the New Jerusalem. These so-called apocalyptic stones are intended to serve in protection against enemies and as a symbol of beauty and splendor.
Divine Favor –Sapphire.
Bishops wore this gemstone to symbolize their devine stature. Tell someone you love , you think they’re heavenly. Sapphire
Show your faith that things will work out with a gift of this gemstone.
For ages people have been believing in the healing power of Opal. It is reported to be able to solve depressions and to help its wearer find the true and real love. Opals are supposed to further enhance the positive characteristics for people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer. Black Opal is recommended to those born under Scorpio, and Boulder Opal is the lucky stone for Aries.
The fantastic colour play of Opal reflects changing emotions and moods of people. Fire and water, the sparkling images of Boulder Opal, the vivid light flashes of Black Opal or the soft shine of Milk Opal – striking contrasts characterise the colourful world of this fascinating gemstone. Maybe this is the reason why it depends on our daily mood which Opal we prefer. Opals are like human emotions: you always experience them different and anew.
Boulder Opal is from Opalton. One of our places we love to go fossicking.
What do you think, My husband gave me white opal, on my wedding day to wear. Did he know the meaning of true real love. Well we still love each other after 20 years.
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