But not the way you might think.
This is a hydrophane opal, found in mines at Welo, Ethiopia. You can read more about these opals at the School of Gemology.
When I first saw this posted over at reddit, people were mentioning that it looks like an ocean bottom – but the first thing I saw was this:
The “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula
Whatever you see, the stone is beautiful. Some of the other pictures of the stone reminded me of Ammolite, which I first encountered in Vancouver, BC.
Nature is amazing.
The Old Wolf has spoken.