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Blue Opal, also known as Andean or Peruvian Opal, is a variety of Common Opal that does not carry that “opal fire”. It is a lovely pale blue to blue-green stone to keep with you as it helps to bring the joy back into your life.

A stone of communication and creativity, Blue Opal allows you to speak your mind without fear or recrimination. It can help you believe in your own abilities and attract like-minded people into your life.

Blue Opal can be used for protection during spiritual journeying or astral travel. Acting like a GPS, the Blue Opal can help you to select and locate a specific time or place that will aid you in your understanding. Blue Opal is often used to induce the hypnotic state or facilitate divination.

Physically, Blue Opal is said to balance the metabolism, help with mineral absorption and iron deficiency, ease fatigue and soothe childhood illnesses.

Note: Because Opals contain water, do not leave them in sunlight or they will become brittle and break.

 



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Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
PROPERTIES FOR STONE
Crystal Name:Blue Opal
Alternate Stone Name:Peruvian Opal, Andean Opal
CRYSTAL MEANING
Affirmation:I am confident.
Question:What makes you feel confident?
PRIMARY PROPERTIES
Astrological Sign:Cancer (June 21 to July 22), Libra (September 23 to October 22), Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Primary Chakra:Throat Chakra
STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS
Color:Sky Blue (light blue)
Location:Peru
Rarity:Fairly Rare
Mineral Class:Mineraloids
Crystal System:Amorphous Crystal System
Hardness:6 Hardness
Numerical Vibration:Number 3
Chemical Composition:SiO2nH2O, Hydrated Silica
COMMON CONDITIONS
Physical:Anemia, Balances Metabolism, Fatigue, Nutrient/Mineral/Vitamin Absorption
Emotional:Communication and Expression, Creativity and Creative Expression, Hope, Self Confidence and Self Worth, Tranquility
Spiritual:Astral Projection and Traveling, Spiritual Awakening
GRADE DESCRIPTIONS
Extra Grade:Beautiful blue or blue-green color, partially translucent, < 25% matrix
A Grade:Nice blue color, opaque and/or 25% - 50% matrix
B Grade:Poor and dull blue color, opaque and/or > 50% matrix


Posted on February 26, 2015
  Interesting and informative! I enjoyed the video as well.  (Submitted by: Kathleen on March 07, 2020)
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  Just purchased a blue opal ring in Mariposa California. Also picked up some Mariposa stones which only are found in that area. When wet with water they really come alive. I love my new finds!!!  (Submitted by: Brownie on September 18, 2019)
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