FIRE IN THE STONE
I love opals.
Of all the precious gem stones,
opal is the most colorful.
The show keeps changing as you hold them.
That's because opals reflect and refract the light.
They seem to have a light inside
that shines when you move them.
The most spectacular opals come from Australia,
in a deposit located at Lightning Ridge.
Here are found the rare black opals
(due to their black background color
which makes their colors all the more brilliant.)
The black opals from Lightning Ridge (shown here)
are found just below the Queensland border
at New South Wales in the rugged outback country of Australia.
(This is the favorite in my rock collection.
The one with the fire inside!)