This amazing work of art is carved from the matrix rock in which some Opal is found, called Boulder Opal. It has a small Opal deposit below the back of the tail, behind the rear legs of the lizard. There is also a vein of Opal running up the right side of the carving, through the lizard's right front hand.
The attention to detail in this carving is spectacular, utilizing the natural colorations of the rock to bring out the look of a lizard sitting on a rock in the sun.
Australia has been known for generations as the foremost location for the world's supply of Opal. Some of the best Opal in the world comes from this diverse and beautiful country.
To get to Opal Country in Australia, you need to leave the world of beaches and modern conveniences behind and head for the real outback. A place where homes are dug, not built, and swimming pools are only for tourists. Finding Opal is not for the faint of heart, but it is where fortunes can be made, or lost!
Opal is thought to stimulate originality and creativity, helping to discover your true self and work to your full potential. Opal has traditionally been associated with love, passion, and desire. It is also thought to bring luck.
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