Mexican Opals, formed in white to soft-tone brown potch, are known for their beautiful orange crystals. They make good cabochon opals.
Canterra Matrix Mexican Opals are fiery opals that the Mayans and Aztecs used in mosaics and rituals. They called \“quetzalitzlipyollitli,\” or the bird of paradise. After these ancient civilizations, it wasn\‘t until 1835 that Mexicans rediscovered these opals.
Mexican opals are found in rock strata running through mountain areas where there are many extinct volcanoes and opal veins are found in cracks or joints and cavities.
Leopard opal is known as the lost opals of the Aztecs and this…