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Best of P-Mag: Opals: The Wet Rock

I love everything Ailanthus writes because of her unique combination of brilliance and gentle humor. This post about opals was part of a larger series on gems, and it’s long been one of my favorite articles here. ~Selena

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Opals: The Wet Rock

Opals are not your grandmother’s stones. OK, maybe they are, but they are freaks, freaks of geology, I tell you! I mean did you know that they’re not even really minerals ““ they’re mineraloids. And that’s not everything. To put it simply, John Waters described his work as speaking to “minorities who can’t even fit […]