Bacon Opal (AKA Candy Strip Opal)

December 14, 2008 12:01 am Published by 5 Comments

Hydrated Silicon Dioxide (SiO2·nH2O), your mineraloid beauty has fascinated scientists and the public alike for eons. From the western United States to the Australian Outback, opals have been discovered and cherished for their “wonderful rainbow play of colors (opalescence)”. Used as the basis for jewelry, lampshades, or just a raw rock, opal is near and dear to the hearts of many.

We’re here today to introduce you to a type of opal that is sure to spark the interest of meat candy lovers around the globe — the Bacon Opal. That’s right, Mother Nature has provide bacon enthusiasts like us a precious gem of our own. Just look at the bacony luster in the photos below.

Need a bacon opal to call your own? Check out eBay. There are usually quite a few bacon opal items for sale. Be careful though, it seems the majority of bacon opal jewelry has to be ordered from international sources.

If anyone knows of bacon opal products available from suppliers in the United States, please let us know. Oh, and just for clarification we’re not talking about Opal the Pig…although she is cute.


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