Generate Some Heat!
Oregon Fire Opal was born in fire, in the ancient volcanoes of the Juniper Ridge Mine in Oregon. Fire opal forms when water seeps into silica-rich lava, filling seams and hollows. Under heat and pressure, the silica forms a solid gel, trapping the remaining water within its structure. Seams of fire opal are found within the remains of these ancient flows.
Oregon Fire Opals are a natural gemstone with no treatments of any type. They are translucent with warm colors, ranging from yellow, orange-yellow to red. Oregon Fire Opals can be carved, faceted into beautiful gemstones, or made into world class works of art. Be prepared to be asked …”Where did you find THAT?”