Fire opal is this week’s Mineral Monday! A type of opal, fire opal derives its name from its fiery red/orange color; although it is not uncommon to fine it in brown or white. Unlike most other types of opal, fire opal can be clear and clean, almost transparent in some cases. The largest deposits of fire opal are found in Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula – a peninsula which separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. However, fire opal has also been found in other countries such as Russia, Honduras and the United States. Recently, some of the largest fire opals ever discovered have been mined in Brazil. Brazilian fire opals are becoming well-known for their beautifully unique orange colors.
Metaphysically, fire opals are said to invoke passion and bestow courage on their wearer, as well as provide an overall sense of peace.
For more information on other varieties of opal, please Click Here and read our previous Mineral Monday post on opal!
The Shops at Nature’s Art Village has a unique collection of fire opal jewelry in the Artistic Jewelry Shop and fire opal mineral specimens in the A to Z Mineral Shop. To see our full selection, and many more fossils and minerals, visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut.
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Metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and minerals are not to be taken as fact. Metaphysical and healing information is collected from various resources as well as gemstone lore, and the information should not replace any advice given to you by your doctor. Nature’s Art Village does not guarantee any claims or statements, both made in our store or on our website, of the metaphysical or healing properties of crystals and minerals and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.