Space Rock

But not the way you might think.

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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:

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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.

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Nature is amazing.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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