Dendritic Opal is also commonly known as Merlinite. Dendritic Opal is a highly prized stone because it is hard to come by. It is only found in New Mexico and there is just one known mine there that produces it.
When referred to as Merlinite, Dendritic Opal is often construed as a magical stone that is known to awaken intuition, stimulate deep meditation, promote spiritual mediumship, and enhance one's psychic abilities. Also, Dendritic Opal is used in Shamanism as it is strongly connected to the energy of Mother Earth and the natural world. It is believed to be a stone of communication with the faeries and elemental beings that are known to exist within the earth.
Dendritic, from the Greek, means "tree", appear in crystals as veins which resemble the branches of a tree. The dendrites in Dendritic Opal are typically black, bluish black or have dark gray hues. The composition of this stone includes a black mineral known as Manganese, with the dendrites taking a distinct leaf-like shape that resembles a fern.
*Measures approximately 2" x 2" x 3/4".
Crystals may vary in Sizes, Shapes, Colors, and Measurements.
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