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Leopard Opal From Zimapán, Hidalgo, Mexico

Leopard Opal From Zimapán, Hidalgo, Mexico

Regular price $75.00

Leopard Opal from Zimapán, Hidalgo, Mexico. This rare natural Mexican Opal glitters with flashes of aqua, blue, indigo, purple, green, pink and red iridescence. The colorful iridescence of Opal is known as play-of-color, or fire. Leopard Opal received its name due to its striking spotted appearance and contrasting black basaltic host rock matrix. Leopard Opal is found in only one location in the world, an obscure deposit 14km southwest of the town of Zimapán in the Hidalgo State of Mexico. 

You will receive one glass bottle with cork top, full of sparkling Leopard Opal pieces, each piece of Opal is selected by hand for best play-of-color in every bottle. Most of the Opal pieces are 7-10mm. Water will be removed for shipping, refill with water once received, we use distilled or filtered water. Change or refresh water occasionally as needed.

Leopard Opal is of volcanic origin, a beautiful result of ancient lava flows, in Mexico's central volcanic belt. As water came in contact with layers of silica-rich volcanic ash, the ash began to break down, creating silica-rich fluids. The silica solution filtered through from the volcanic ash and breccia layers, into the upper layer of the porous vesicular basalt below. This process created a glittering rainbow of opal-filled micro pockets within the vesicular black basalt, now known as Leopard Opal or Aztec Leopard Opal. The mining area remains undeveloped and only small scale mining is done at this deposit, often using only hand tools.

  • Stone: Leopard Opal 
  • Origin: Zimapán, Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Bottle Size: 65mm height
  • Weight: 40g
  • Natural, free of dyes or enhancements.
  • You'll receive one bottle of Leopard Opal, similar to the examples shown in photos. (All of our Leopard Opal is hand selected, making every bottle equally beautiful and glittery).

 

Leopard Opal Metaphysical Properties
The name Opal is derived from Latin opalus and Sanskrit upala, meaning 'precious stone'. Leopard Opal is a stone of manifestation. Assisting one in visualizing their dreams and transformation journey. Clearing blockages, allowing clarity and energy to flow freely. Leopard Opal feels grounding and comforting. Gazing into the prismatic rainbows of Leopard Opal, especially in sunlight, energizes and brightens one's aura, amplifying optimism, relaxation, creativity and emotional balance, while allowing stress and anxiety to release. 


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