Opal is a stone of sympathy and compassion, pure thoughts & confidence. It is the most unpredictable stone, a symbol of ever-changing fortune. According to legend an opal talisman boosts foresight--dunno about that but it is my favorite stone.
The world's largest Opal Matrix has just been found in the opal fields of South Australia. The stone which is a whoppingly unbelievable carats in size is currently in Australia and was found by noted designer Stuart Hughes and his associates.
crystals of Linarite. The close-up clearly displays the intense color of these thin Linarite crystals! All the crystals are nestled snug in a vug of Quartz crystals and breccia matrix. From the Grand Reef Mine in Graham County, Arizona.
Perovskite is a calcium titanium oxide mineral species composed of calcium titanate, with the chemical formula The mineral was discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia by Gustav Rose in 1839 and is named after Russian mineralogist Lev Perovski
Spessartine, sometimes mistakenly referred to as spessartite, is a nesosilicate, manganese aluminium garnet species, Mn²⁺₃Al₂(SiO₄)₃. The mineral spessartine should not be confused with a type of igneous rock called spessartite