Each summer my husband and I are invited to journey to central Oregon by our friend Dale who is the owner of the Oregon Opal mine at Opal Butte. It can be hot, strenuous and dirty work, but I love it all the same! Sometimes I feel I was a miner in a past life!
Instead of going into a long boring discussion on how Oregon Opal technically forms, I will touch briefly on this subject: Oregon Opal forms inside of thundereggs. These thundereggs occur in 'nests' or groupings which are imbedded in Perlite. There can be many eggs in a nest, unfortunately most of them are void of fire. (color play) The Oregon Opal is unique in that it comes in many varieties; hyalite (the incredible blue glow), hydrophane, contra luz, fire and the common pastel variety.
Opal has been known for many years to be an emotional body stone, thought of as flowing and water-like because it is amorphous (with out crystal structure). Not much has been written about the healing benefits of this stone as to date, I would now like to add my thoughts on the metaphysical side of this magical stone.
I love the gentle energy of the Oregon Opal, it does not hit you over the head like some stones do, it gently resonates with your energy field in a subtle way. It has allowed me to tap into my spiritual side. It has opened my eyes to the beauty in nature, made me realize that I am not alone, I am apart of the Universe. My fears and thoughts of being alone has diminished, I am no longer afraid. What I am really excited about working with the Oregon Opal is that it has made me aware of my life's purpose. I am one of those people who have for so long questioned their life's path. This Opal has shown me that I have been on the correct path all along! My love of gemology, gemstones, crystals, and teaching has all come together! I am so excited about what I do that I cannot help but to share with everyone my excitement and the joy of working with crystals and gemstones. I have truly found myself!