Incredible stone seems like it has a nebula trapped inside

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Kinda WOW here. Caught this while browsing, this stone looks like it has a nebula inside (Space terms here) It is like looking into space inside this small stone.

The nebula necklace: Breathtaking opal pendant appears to have a planetary cloud trapped inside

  • 4.6cm wide Opal was found in Oregon, and sold by Bonhams for $20,000
  • Known as a contra luz opal, mineral formations create the incredible internal patterns

‘The clear, transparent crystal body having a fine, firey play-of-color that is gem quality,’ the auction house said. Contraluz is opal where you see the play of colors suspended inside by illuminating the back of the stone. In most opal the light has to fall on the front of the stone to see the play of fire.  Weighing approximately 119.0 carats, it measures 46.0 x 44.0 x 10.1mm.

The Opals was mined in Opal Butte, Oregon.

The deposit at Opal Butte has been known…

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