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Hyalite Opal on Rhyolite Beautiful Bubbly Botryoidal 21g

This is a 100% natural, high quality, translucent to transparent Opal variety Hyalite, a.k.a. Hyalite Opal, on Rhyolite Tuff matrix, with beautiful glassy, bubbly botryoidal habit that solidified into an overall wedge shape structure and fluoresces with a bright yellow green glow when exposed to UV light.  Fine transparency and translucency. 1.12" x 1.78" x .96" or 28.6mm x 45.2mm x 24.5mm.  21grams. 

Typical roughness at the lower contact edges of the piece where the Hyalite Opal grew on the Rhyolite tuff matrix.  With highest respect to protecting and presenting the natural state of the crystals, it is normal that there remains small amounts of sediment or Rhyolite tuff trapped within and in between the Hyalite spherules. Truly an excellent example of the species!  More information further in the description. 

1.12" x 1.78" x .96" or 28.6mm x 45.2mm x 24.5mm. 

Source: Electric Opal Knob location, Zacatecas, Mexico.

^ Purchase with confidence from knowledgeable mineral collectors and sellers, constantly placing the highest priority on accuracy, knowledge and service to you, the collector or gift giver. 

At first glance, it is sometimes astonishing to know that Hyalite Opal is a solid mineral. The bubbly well formed botryoidal habit exhibited in this piece looks like soap bubbles that have been frozen in time.  

Creation: The captivating bright green fluorescent characteristic is what sets this Hyalite variety of Opal apart from other types that show flashes of color. The glow is truly remarkable! Hyalite Opal from this location forms on a Rhyolitic tuff found on layers of volcanic crusts and pegmatite surroundings where silica accumulates from a gas phase. Sometimes the botryoidal Hyalite grows on a layer of also botryoidal Quartz var Chalcedony that coats the Rhyolitic tuff. The botryoidal spherules are a hydrated silicate or solidified silica gel containing about 3 to 8% water. The solidification of Hyalite Opal culminates to a hardness of 5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, not far from the hardness of Quartz! Though not showing the same opalescence as other varieties of Opal, a soft play of color in the form of rainbow like ripples can sometimes be seen with magnification. Gorgeous!

 

 

 

 

This is a 100% natural, high quality, translucent to transparent Opal variety Hyalite, a.k.a. Hyalite Opal, on Rhyolite Tuff matrix, with beautiful glassy, bubbly botryoidal habit that solidified into an overall wedge shape structure and fluoresces with a bright yellow green glow when exposed to UV light.  Fine transparency and translucency. 1.12" x 1.78" x .96" or 28.6mm x 45.2mm x 24.5mm.  21grams. 

Typical roughness at the lower contact edges of the piece where the Hyalite Opal grew on the Rhyolite tuff matrix.  With highest respect to protecting and presenting the natural state of the crystals, it is normal that there remains small amounts of sediment or Rhyolite tuff trapped within and in between the Hyalite spherules. Truly an excellent example of the species!  More information further in the description. 

1.12" x 1.78" x .96" or 28.6mm x 45.2mm x 24.5mm. 

Source: Electric Opal Knob location, Zacatecas, Mexico.

^ Purchase with confidence from knowledgeable mineral collectors and sellers, constantly placing the highest priority on accuracy, knowledge and service to you, the collector or gift giver. 

At first glance, it is sometimes astonishing to know that Hyalite Opal is a solid mineral. The bubbly well formed botryoidal habit exhibited in this piece looks like soap bubbles that have been frozen in time.  

Creation: The captivating bright green fluorescent characteristic is what sets this Hyalite variety of Opal apart from other types that show flashes of color. The glow is truly remarkable! Hyalite Opal from this location forms on a Rhyolitic tuff found on layers of volcanic crusts and pegmatite surroundings where silica accumulates from a gas phase. Sometimes the botryoidal Hyalite grows on a layer of also botryoidal Quartz var Chalcedony that coats the Rhyolitic tuff. The botryoidal spherules are a hydrated silicate or solidified silica gel containing about 3 to 8% water. The solidification of Hyalite Opal culminates to a hardness of 5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, not far from the hardness of Quartz! Though not showing the same opalescence as other varieties of Opal, a soft play of color in the form of rainbow like ripples can sometimes be seen with magnification. Gorgeous!

 

 

 

 

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