The Healing Properties of Crystals

Oregon Opal


Quick Overview

  • Pronunciation: [awr-i-guhn, ‐gon, or‐] [oh-puhl]

  • Formula: SiO2·nH2O

  • Stone Qualities: Joy, self-expression, imagination

  • Hardness (Mohs): 5.5 - 6.5

  • Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd), Heart (4th), Crown (7th)

  • Zodiac: Libra

  • Locality: Opal Butte, Oregon

Oregon Opal

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A variety of different kinds of opal can be found in Oregon in the United States. Crystal, contra luz, hydrophane, hyalite, dentritic, fire, common opals and more all occur in Morrow county in an area called Opal Butte. Some great gemstones are produced from this location even though some of the opal there is unstable during the cutting process. Even a small fraction of Oregon's most popular crystal, “thundereggs,” (which are geodes or nodules that form within the cavities of perlite, welded tuff or rhyolite when chalcedony, agate or opal precipitate), may contain a considerable amount of opal. A smaller fraction of these yet may contain gem quality product with the stunning  play-of-color characteristic. The hope of discovering beautiful opals inside of the geodes is what drives a large amount of thunderegg popularity.

The Oregon opal is part of a large family of  stones that hold tremendous spiritual value. Opals are considered to be very powerful stones and extremely useful for nearly any person who holds them. Opal in general fosters love, compassion, loyalty, faithfulness and warmth. Opal is often considered to be a stone of love and peace. Opal is an emotional stone so care must be taken when used. Oregon opal, in specific, is thought to be a stone of transformation and helps to strengthen positive emotions while quelling negative emotions. On top of facilitating transformation, Oregon opal may increase your powers of dreaming and imagination. When these things all work together it is easy to see how this stone may help you develop new dreams and possibly even reach them. A positive outlook combined with great ideas could definitely help you to excel in life. A long with the possibility of getting farther Oregon opal may help to increase psychic abilities and visions. By possibly unlocking your stored away psychic abilities, you may find that you have even more control over your life and may also find that, really, there isnt as much to worry about as you once thought. If you have an inclination of the real outcome of the situation, you are not as likely to dwell on the possibilities. This freedom from the outcomes of an event allows you to focus on the more important things that you are interested in.

On a more tangible level, Oregon opal can help to alleviate grief and trauma. All of us experience hardships in life and the difficulty of those hardships is relative based on your own past experiences. What separates us is how we handle those hardships and how we overcome them in the long run. Oregon opal may help you to make your way through these difficult parts of life a little more easily. These hardship can come in both physical or emotional forms. A broken leg can set a person back just as quickly as the loss of a job or even something much more serious. Keeping Oregon opal nearby may help you to navigate these disasters. The attributes of opal bolstered by the special attributes of the Oregon opal definitely make this a stone worth paying attention to.

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