Dendritic Opalite

Dendritic opalite is a form of common opal that has dark dendritic, tubular or orbicular markings within the base opal, which can be composed of Manganese. The dendrites often appear to be shaped like mosses, ferns or trees.

Opal is a hydrated silica mineral which comprises of microscopic spheres of silica, bound together with water and silica. There are two forms of opal: common (referred to as opalite) and precious. Common opal is normally opaque and may include a colour range of white, blue, pink, yellow, yellow/orange, brown or black.

Moh's Hardness Scale: 6.5-7.0 Mohs.

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