Lapidary Gemstones and Crystals – Create With Rare Beauty
Honduran Black Matrix Opal
Honduran black matrix opal is a unique type of precious opal. The opal forms in small voids in basalt lava flows. The basalt provides a black background for the amazing play of colors seen in the fire of this opal. The basalt can be soft and it is sometimes best to stabilize or back this material before cutting, but not always necessary.