PINK OPAL

September 15, 2020

PINK OPAL

Australian PINK OPAL’s formation happened over many centuries in a locality known as Mooka Station (which is why this stone is also called Mookaite) in Western Australia, in an area where a great inland sea once existed.

 

Microscopic creatures known as radiolarians thrived in this sea. However, as the sea began to evaporate, these plankton-like animals opalized as they absorbed various minerals from the retreating waters, which were very rich in Iron oxide and therefore responsible for the stone’s pink color. 






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