Opalite Information

Opalite Rough is the name for natural, untreated Opalite. It is generally purple or lavender in color. It is popular with resellers and wholesalers and can be used to adorn or make jewelry or collectibles.

Opalite is often mistaken for moonstone in crystal shops

This is not natural stone it is man made and crystal clear and also called Sea Opal glass .

It is transparent with no inclusions

Opalite is natural opal mine din Africa or Brazil and formed by volcanic activity

Only natural opals can be sold on our site so that save s any confusion but lot opal jewelry or necklaces are sold as oplaite

Opalite from Ethiopia is greyish silver tones and pink hues and cats eye effect

Opalite from Africa is greenish hues and also catseye

Chatoyancy or chatoyance is also another word to describe this cats eye effect

Opalite is an opalized volcanic ash that may occur with common opal

and agate. It may be dendritic,in that it has inclusions or fossil s that are pattern or veins

Opalite is often associated with moss agate and plume agate due to the dentritic effect

Opals from Tanzania Africa also have rolling cats eye effect and they are also formed through volcanic activity

Archeological evidence suggests that opals were mined first in Africa, in the area today known as Kenya as far back as 4,000 years BC.

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