Dendritic Opal Tumble

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Dendritic Opal Tumble 

Dendritic opal, also known as dendritic agate or moss opal, is a form of common opal characterized by its distinctive dendritic, tree-like, or fern-like inclusions. These inclusions are typically composed of manganese or iron oxide minerals that have crystallized within the opal over millions of years. The term "dendritic" refers to the branching, plant-like patterns created by these inclusions.

The exact origin of dendritic opal can vary, as it is found in various locations around the world where opal deposits occur. However, notable sources include Australia, the United States (particularly in Nevada and Oregon), Brazil, Mexico, Madagascar, and Russia.

Dendritic opal has a translucent to opaque appearance with a white, gray, or colorless base color, often with contrasting black or dark brown dendritic inclusions. These inclusions create intricate and unique patterns reminiscent of miniature landscapes or frost on a windowpane. Due to its distinctive appearance, dendritic opal is highly valued by lapidaries, jewelry designers, and collectors.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, dendritic opal is believed to possess metaphysical properties associated with grounding, growth, and connection to nature. It is often used in crystal healing and spiritual practices to promote inner peace, balance, and harmony.


Chakra: Solar Plexus, Third Eye
Zodiac: Gemini
Vibrational Number: 4
Mohs Scale: 6-7

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