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Peruvian Pink Opal, Botryoidal Form, Andes Mountains, Ica, Peru, 43g

Regular price $55.00

Sculptural Peruvian pink opal, bubbly botryoidal form, AAA+ collectors grade, taffy pink center, encrusted with bubbly pastel pink and pale lavender opal, with subtle pearlescent luster. It also has a very unusual stalactite type formation perfectly perched on the top. This piece is for the mineral collector who has an eye for pretty pastels and unique growth habits.

Botryoidal Pink Peruvian opal is a rare and beautiful gem material found mainly in the Andes Mountains of Peru, with significant deposits in the Ica and Huancavelica regions. The unique bubbly appearance of botryoidal pink opal makes it highly desirable as display pieces among mineral collectors and enthusiasts.

  • Mineral: Pink Opal
  • Locality: Andes Mountains, Ica, Peru
  • Size category: Miniature
  • Size: 45 x 50 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 43g
  • Natural, no treatment.
  • Includes mineral ID label.
  • Acrylic mineral display stand sold separately.

 

About Peruvian Botryoidal Pink Opal

Botryoidal Pink Peruvian opal is a unique and visually striking gem material characterized by its smooth, rounded, grape-like clusters. The term "botryoidal" comes from the Greek word "botrys," meaning "bunch of grapes," and refers to this distinctive, bubbly formation. The botryoidal structure forms when mineral deposits accumulate in a rounded, globular shape, typically in cavities within rocks.

The botryoidal form of pink opal is considered rare. While pink opal itself is relatively common in Peru, finding specimens with the distinct botryoidal formation is less common. Due to its unique appearance and the challenges associated with mining and discovering these opal formations, the botryoidal form of pink opal is valued by collectors to preserve as mineral specimens. While the more common form of pink opal is used for lapidary and jewelry.

Metaphysical Properties: Pink opal is often associated with emotional healing and tranquility. It is believed to have soothing properties, promoting calm and emotional balance.


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