Merlinite a white opal with dendrite enclosures
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The word opal comes from the ancient Indian word `Upala` that means gemstone. In Sanskrit Opal means `precious stone`. Initially, Opal was used in ancient times to make primitive tools and later also ornamental objects. Opal was used by the Assyrians, Babylonians and the Romans.
Dendrites are plant like inclusions of metal oxides like iron or manganese that create beautiful black patterns within the opaque white opal.
Dendrite opal is also called merlinite, not to be confused with Mystic Merlinite which is a gabbro. Opal is considered as a stone that is good for the stomach, digestive system and the heart. Dendrite opal in specific helps when you are having a cold and recuses coughing.
Spiritually the stone makes life seen as a miracle. Suppressed feelings are released, your mood gets better and worries disappear. Dendrite opal will also help you to be open minded toward others, even after a bad experience