Open Air - Round
STONE: Snakeskin Jasper
DIMENSIONS: 40mm by 20mm
AVAILABILITY: Stock item, please allow 2-3 business days for it to ship.
RETURN POLICY: Returns and exchanges accepted within 15 days of receipt.
Not a true opal, but a trade name for pink Mookaite, Australian pink opal is opalized Radiolarite. It’s formation places it somewhere between Chalcedony and Opal in physical properties. This Radiolarite strangely formed over the centuries in Western Australia, in a locality known as Mooka Station, where a great inland sea once existed. Microscopic creatures known as radiolarians thrived in this sea. However, as the sea began to evaporate, these plankton-like animals opalized as they absorbed various minerals from the retreating waters. Iron oxide-rich waters are responsible for the pink to red colors seen in Australian pink opal. The deeper the color, the more iron oxide is present.