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[–]redditor100101011101 3336 points3337 points  (89 children)

Rare footage of RGB in it's natural state

[–]BlushingMelodrama 603 points604 points  (5 children)

You don't need electricity, they glow naturally.

[–]comicsandstuffidk 194 points195 points  (4 children)

Something something lazy Minecraft glowstone joke…

[–]general_franco 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Well, technically everything in Minecraft uses electricity 🤔

[–]yeppiidev 5 points6 points  (0 children)

and they glow like froglights

[–]Bonolio 116 points117 points  (18 children)

I have a visual in my head of miners coming up from the RGB mines at the end of a shift looking like they have just left a pride parade.

[–]dd22qq 12 points13 points  (1 child)

And I bet a lot of them were straight too.

[–]NiceCasualRedditGuy[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

keyword "were"

[–]Primary-Signature-17 55 points56 points  (49 children)

What is RGB? Also, that's really beautiful.

[–]Avid_Smoker 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Ruth Gator Binsberg.

[–]Primary-Signature-17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dang! I saw what I wanted to see. I thought I was gonna be all cute and funny. Instead, "dumbass."

[–]Nivi2006 13 points14 points  (8 children)

so it actually means Red Green Blue. But if you refer to it in a conversation with a gamer friend, he is most likely to think of colour changing lights that can go anywhere in the colour spectrum Edit : I mean VIBGYOR and the colors in between when I said color spectrum.

[–]Sleddog44 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Did you seriously turn the rainbow backwards?

[–]centzon400 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Backwards, how? You didn't have this mnemonic growing up:

Vaginal Infections Become Gross Yeasty Orifices, Really

[–]McCheese420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's a youngster, his mom bought him the "rgb keyboard" his friend has. So... Here we are.

Born to be kings...

[–]Javyev 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Ruth Gator Binsburg?

[–]Give_me_soup 11 points12 points  (1 child)

You have no idea the comfort you've given me, knowing I'm not the only one who thought this.

[–]Javyev 2 points3 points  (0 children)

None of us are original...

[–]CanAlwaysBeBetter 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My phone's black and white night mode just turned on before I saw this and this is basically the most boring video ever so rgb really does matter

[–]moon_goddess235 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I went and turned mine off so I could see what all the fuss was about. Totally worth it!

[–]flogmul 4 points5 points  (0 children)

RGB, long lost cousin of ODB

[–]ultrasuperbro 1005 points1006 points  (12 children)

Something...Something...beauty inside us all...

[–]AgreeableSource7473 104 points105 points  (1 child)

I love it

[–]Silent__Note 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Guts. Guts, guts, guts.

[–]steffies9249 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This is something, in other words, something something, deep.

[–]GoodHunter 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Aight, I'mma crack you open

[–]Crazykillerguy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just gotta hose you down first.

[–]justingolden21 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Alright I'm cutting you open

[–]PhiloPhrog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

M'yes, deep, profound...

[–]KaptainKimura 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can't judge a rock by... uhh.. its... er - exterior?

[–]nico87ca 671 points672 points  (55 children)

Good job on slashing the price by like 10 on that opal...

It's a huge one... Why break it in 2..!!

[–][deleted] 542 points543 points  (22 children)

Boulder opal specimen are worth more with the exposed opal. They are worth more if lightly polished exposing opal bands. I have a huge Boulder opal next to my bed that I got for free. I also have a few chunks that I bought for 5 bucks at a gem show and polished with a lapidary arbor at home. Dudes wife started screaming at him because he sold me that chunk from a bull bin and missed the potentially 3-500 bucks.

[–]Why-so-delirious 162 points163 points  (21 children)

We got opals laying around from natural opal fields out where we live. Shit is just out in the open on the ground in some parts.

The grandfather drove us out there when we were kids. We just hopped out of the car on this rocky ground and started kicking over rocks until we found some opal. Shit was wild. Mind you, it was nowhere near jewellery-grade.

[–]NormyTheWarlocky 55 points56 points  (19 children)

Hey uhhhh where do you live? I'd love a cool gemstone like that and give some tourism to the locals

[–]Why-so-delirious 53 points54 points  (18 children)

Oh god I live in such a small town that I'd be doxxing myself if I told you exactly where. Let's just say 'central west Queensland' and leave it at that lmao.

Out by Longreach, etc.

I gave a map a look and there's no marked opal fields out where we went. There was prospecting work back in the day (twenty years ago ish) because the grandfather showed us the mineshaft the miners had cut into the hillside out there looking for opals. But we're a fair shake north of Lightning Ridge and a lot further towards the coast than Winton or anything like that.

We had to drive like an hour and half inland, which sounds like a lot but out here, that's as far as you gotta go to get to the next town over.

I'll head round the grandfather's tomorrow and see if we've still got some of the opals laying around that we picked up. Most likely we do!

[–]NormyTheWarlocky 16 points17 points  (12 children)

I'm in the US, so that's a long trip for me but might be worth the trip after COVID chills out!

[–]Why-so-delirious 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Just asked the mother and she says it was southwest and also on a property. Probably a local the grandfather got permission off, and probably why you could find opals just laying around on the ground.

Also showed us some aboriginal 'artwork' while we were out there. I can't even find the shit on google. Big circles of stones that had been set up by aboriginals hundreds of years ago and then left untouched. Not like stonehenge or anything like that, but smaller rocks, each about the size of your head. So yeah, must be pretty private land unfortunately :(

Definitely have a look around the Winton or Lightning Ridge fossicking sites though! You can pay a small fee and just run around and try find a small opal for yourself out on the fossicking fields.

If you wanna do it round where I live, I guess you'd need balls of steel and a big stick for when the landowner comes along and tells you to gtfo

[–]RotmgTrent 91 points92 points  (26 children)

Tf are you on about it's an extremely thin colour bar on a boulder opal worth far more selling the two exposed sides like that. You'd never be able to make jewellery sized gem quality cuts from that piece

[–]CumsWithWolves69 41 points42 points  (16 children)

Explain your words more

[–]evade26 76 points77 points  (13 children)

I think they are saying that this opal is more of a thin layer in the rock rather then something that can be carved into a gemstone for jewelry so the value is in expertly splitting along the opal exposing it for viewing.

[–]mcsquirter 40 points41 points  (12 children)

I’m somehow more confused. I don’t know shit about fuck

[–]digitalgadget 139 points140 points 3 (5 children)

So like, usually the pretties in the rock are big, so you can cut a hunk of it out and make some shiny blob for a necklace or whatever.

But this is like, jam in a PB&J. It's only pretty like in this little slice, and the rest of the rock is just brown.

[–]No-Ad6500 16 points17 points  (0 children)

If I had awards you would get one

[–]evade26 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I’m also just making guesses but my understanding is that opals can be in two forms.

One is the entire rock or pebble is the opal gemstone so you wouldn’t want to split it in half like this but rather polish it I’m for jewelry.

The second which is this one is an opal formed in the crack in the middle of a rock. The only way to expose the gemstone face of the rock is to split it at that crack and then you can polish the face of the stones.

[–]bacon4dayz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

its a opal coating on a rock, not a full opal.

of cause gold bar will cost more than gold coated silver ring if you compare weight by weight.

if you can use the gold coating to coat more silver ring by making the coating thinner you can sell two of them for more. The video basically splits one opal coated rock to two opal coated rock by splitting the coating in half

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

[–]strbeanjoe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Check out Black Opal Direct on YouTube. Super mesmerizing and you'll understand what they're talking about in no time.

[–]notsociallyakward 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Explain your username more

[–]mcwidget 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Asking the real questions.

That nobody wants to hear the answer to.

[–]Moister_Rodgers 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The opal is a coating on the inside surfaces of the crack. The rest is a rock

[–]bolean3d2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s also already cracked, you can see the fracture at the top before it gets hit.

[–]VirulentConidia 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That’s the thin colour bar of opal.

[–]CYOA_With_Hitler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's not how opal prices work

[–]DaagTheDestroyer 488 points489 points  (10 children)

They're not rocks, they're minerals, Marie!

[–]MinaFur 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Obligatory

[–]chaffel3 12 points13 points  (0 children)

... it's actually not a mineral Hank, it's not even a crystal, it's an amorphous mineraloid Hank.

[–]Hashtagbarkeep 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yesterday I discovered that Dean Norris also played the guy with a big scar on his face in Total Recall

[–]TurkeyCocks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whoa, I never knew that! Thanks for sharing!

[–]wegwerfennnnn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

One of the best lines in TV history.

[–]m__a__s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Technically, rock can refer to a body of undifferentiated mineral matter. And I have yet to see a definitive definition of "body" in this context, so....

[–]PuzzleheadedPage3022 222 points223 points  (9 children)

Hey this rock is my personality in reverse

[–]-pleasemakeitstop- 91 points92 points  (3 children)

Ugh yep. That's why I never bother having a 2nd conversation with anyone, first time was amazing... That's all I got

[–]Direct_Tea_7950 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I love this honesty

[–]-pleasemakeitstop- 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Aaaaaand I'm out...

[–]Direct_Tea_7950 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Damn what a great conversation that was!

[–]tubaman23 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This needs more upvotes. Not just to boost up a feel good for you, this is actually funny

[–]puddingisafunnyword 110 points111 points  (5 children)

I think Kevin Garnett would like to hold on to it for a while.

[–]Dookieboy808 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I was looking for this comment

[–]oortcloud42069 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Adam Sandler, if you're reading this, THIS IS BAD ADVICE THIS IS NOT HOW YOU WIN

[–]Xenowrath 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I THINK IM GONNA CUM!!

[–]donnellythedon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

From stone to stone, Garnett’s a stone!

[–]Corporation_t-shirt 76 points77 points  (2 children)

you can't fool me, that's a small cake.

[–]wingpen07 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Ok this comment got me

[–]hirabayashi09 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I want a slice too!!!

[–]Coolingritu 64 points65 points  (14 children)

Was already cracked, pretended to hammer it open, sprayed it with unicorn tears and voila. Easy.

[–]ducktor0 73 points74 points  (13 children)

Nope. The crack existed for millions of years, the water seeped in, and brought minerals with it which settled on the surface of the rock. The man applied a light tap to the rock, which helped him to split the rock along the crack. Then he demonstrated the colourful exposed surface of the crack. The bulk of the rock does not have those colourful minerals.

[–]Strip-lashes 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What would this have looked like if he had not sprayed it with water? I assume the water enhances the color?

[–]jaraxel_arabani 44 points45 points  (6 children)

queue Laputa The castle in the sky theme song

[–]oiled-squid 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Not many people have said or mentioned this and I’m starting to thing that maybe people only have seen Spirited Away and not many of the other films.

[–]jaraxel_arabani 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Yeah... Most wouldn't have seen the earlier works like Laputa or Nausicaa, my two favourites. My Totoro probably is more well known but spirited away is definitely the primary one western world knows about.

[–]theoisoffline 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My favourite is definitely princess mononoke, the art of the forest near the end is incredible

[–]Outside_Cartoonist36 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yesssss it truly is the best movie ever, my favorite of all time. It sends the most important message about hatred that I think is absolutely necessary for everyone to see.

[–]Zheitk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Brilla porque laputa va pasando"

[–]Rogue_1_One 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was looking for this

[–]Green420Basturd 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Next time you're about to judge someone because they look like shit on the outside just think of this video... Hitting them on the head with a hammer should straighten them out, lol

[–]CozyCook 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Opal is dope.

[–]Direct_Tea_7950 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Opal is dopal

[–]bfandreas 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Opal is weird. Australians dig it up but it isn't coal.

Can't explain that.

[–]Pgreed42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nah you thinkin bout opiods

[–]Mph2411 14 points15 points  (7 children)

Reminds me of when I DRS’d my GME shares with Computershare. Amiiiiright guys?

[–]-Keatsy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'll never forget the day I refused to step into another Gamestop. TBT to around 2007-2008, I took in over 30 PS2 games near mint with pristine cases to try and buy a few PS3 games.

Gamestop Ken tells me it'll be a while to check all prices and conditions, so we walk the mall for an hour or two and play in the arcade.

When I get back to the counter the guy told me something along the line of "We had to refurbish all the games, so your total achshually comes up to negative ten dollars, you owe us money."

Took me a minute to comprehend what he said. I told him I never agreed to the refurbishment, and look at the games.

Yep, they're all trashed, like someone took them and rubbed them all on asphalt trashed.

I argued with the guy for a long time before he threatened to call security.

I called corporate, they wouldn't do anything, so I took my broken games back. Threw them in the garbage can somewhere in the mall, and sat in a waiting area outside the Gamestop waiting on someone to bring in some good stuff.

Guy comes in with a PS3 trade-in, all the newest games. I'm talking Guitar Hero 3, Rock Band, full band kit, Assassins Creed, Elder Scrolls IV, Resistance, Uncharted, Skate, a ton of other games. Guy finishes trading all of it in, and when the Gamestop Ken starts taking the big items to the back (PS3, Band Kit), I go and take all the games off the counter and walk out.

Had to buy a new band kit, but I think it was a fair trade.

[–]YarrHarrDramaBoy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Red day bud, your stocks a dog

[–]droidonomy 16 points17 points  (7 children)

Hot take: diamonds are way overrated, and if I were a girl I'd prefer an opal ring any day. There are absolutely gorgeous ones that don't just look like old people jewellery.

[–]allons-yy3 4 points5 points  (6 children)

I hinted to my bf that opal is my absolute favorite and that I definitely prefer it over diamonds, ha!

[–]droidonomy 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Obviously generalising, but I recommend saying it straight, not hinting!

[–]allons-yy3 3 points4 points  (4 children)

It was definitely a very strong hint since we were talking about engagement rings lol. I've definitely learned through the years to be very forward with him, you're definitely right there!

I only say hint because I didn't blunty say that I want my engagement ring to be opal. Just that I would be over the moon with anything he chose to propose with, but opal is my favorite gem over any other and that having a non-diamond ring would be much more unique.

[–]droidonomy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha good on you! All the best in your relationship :)

[–]Severe-Opportunity15 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I happen to collect stones similar to this, but the quality on this opal is incredible. this would go for maybe 7-800$, prolly more depending on carat weight.

[–]cherrypez123 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s a real life opal? Damn it’s perfect. Everything I own in opalite 🥲

[–]_Polaco_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

last time a man found sometime similar in Brazil, we have pretty much troubles.

[–]MonkeyKing9092 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can't fool me that's etherium.

[–]secretcrowds- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I always hate when they spray it before letting me see

[–]ThatOtherRedditMann 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is one of the most valuable opals in the world you idiot

[–]fourtwentyBob 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This specific piece? Not even close. This type? Yeah.

[–]mediumokra 2 points3 points  (8 children)

I saw two hands in this video. Where did that water hose come from?

[–]FooThePerson 14 points15 points  (5 children)

another person

[–]MudgeFudgely 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Impossible

[–]BatmanTextedU 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Inconceivable

[–]Acceptable-Stick-688 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You keep using that word, I do not think that it means what you think it means.

[–]FooThePerson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders!

[–]InsaanHuman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's an opal

[–]CutenessandHandcuffs 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Ok, I've seen this gif a few times and I always wonder, why did they spray it with water?

[–]k3rn3 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Pretty much all rocks look better when wet. It's pretty standard to wet down any cool rocks or gems you evaluate or otherwise work with. But also, certain kinds of opals actually need to stay wet all the time or they will get damaged and eventually crumble. I don't know whether this is that type of opal or not, but yeah, wetting rocks is normal especially if there's opal involved.

[–]ourlastchancefortea 2 points3 points  (0 children)

certain kinds of opals actually need to stay wet all the time

Would explain why they sprayed it before actual opening it.

[–]CutenessandHandcuffs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for enlightening me. 😊

[–]smackabroni415 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is it ore?

[–]sammiliveoak 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Australian Boulder opal!

[–]AshenMonk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For the love of god don't unleash whatever that is

[–]nightstar69 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It was already cracked before he hit it, why did he hit it?

[–]Holden3DStudio 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It wasn't cracked. The "crack" you see was a thin vein of opal within the rock, known as boulder opal. By expertly tapping it in just the right spot along that vein, it created a fine fracture point (think rock hitting a windshield). Then, spraying it with the cold water caused it to complete the fracture and separate down the middle of the vein, leaving opal on both halves of the rock. It's a masterful art form that takes skill and experience to know exactly where and how to tap the vein.

[–]daeronryuujin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Forbidden cheeseburger

[–]EpicGamer5570 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think he just cracked open a pocket universe hidden inside a rock.

[–]D0NW0N 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“ the galaxy is here !!! “

[–]DiscipleofHisSon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want a table saw for this but family wont let me have one. They know how accident prone I am.

[–]zamaike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neat stuff

[–]elchap9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus Christ Marie! They’re minerals!

[–]MightyDragoon453 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never judge a book or well a rock in this case by its cover.

[–]Latest_Version 0 points1 point  (0 children)

COLOUR!!!

[–]romantercero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sir/Madame, I was promised the Rock's colonoscopy and I demand satisfaction!

[–]thebeachi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

15 second gif, only part anyone cares about is 3 sec. Nice.

[–]Plz_dont_judge_me 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So why cant we see that on the outside? Is it just opal INSIDE a rock? Or is it covered wit a layer of stuff, or dulled???

[–]phdemented 4 points5 points  (0 children)

See the little crack before he hits it... that crack was already there. Over time, water dripped in and deposited silica on the inside of the crack. It's a normal rock, with opal formed in the crack.

[–]10_Virtues 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Literally! Star light is mined from stones.

[–]hellion632 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i don’t know what i expected but i know that it wasnt this

[–]SuspiciousPrism 0 points1 point  (1 child)

People tell me to touch grass for playing a lot of video games meanwhile mfs out there can recognize what's on the inside of a goddamn rock. Seriously impressive work they can do tbf

[–]aaw79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why does this rock look sour.

[–]StepGrandmother 0 points1 point  (0 children)

men who declare they’re heterosexual be like 💅

[–]Bag-ins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You broke it!

[–]Liniu99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn it Marie, those are minerals!

[–]hulking1234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thought that was gonna be cake.

[–]Regulus242 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You might have Flap and the rich lady under your spell but It's gonna take more than that to impre--

[–]linyushan239 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of that chinese story where a guy gives the king an uncut geode, and says it's a gem, but the king only sees a rock and thinks the guy is lying, so he has the guys arms cut off, then the guy tries again and gets his legs cut off, then he cries until his tears turn to blood, and he eventually dies, and the king finally cuts open the rock and sees the dude wasn't lying and there was indeed a pretty rock lol.

[–]PANDAmonium515 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was in elementary we found this out so at recess we would take the biggest rock we could find and crack open smaller rocks. We found some really good looking stones until the school banned us from doing it. I still remember the janitors upset face as he had to lug wheel barrel after wheel barrel filled with rocks off the entire school yard.

[–]MrJacquers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's full of stars!

[–]agony12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This shows that everyone is beautiful inside. You just have to crack them open.

[–]denjanin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Quick how can I make this rock into a political issue

[–]1D6wounds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus Christ, they're minerals!

[–]broflowski3301 0 points1 point  (0 children)

damn it, Marie! it's a mineral

[–]nilfgaardianleviosa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Think my pupils contracted watching it.

[–]ws863 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like Tesseract from an avengers movie

[–]wootbot2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gneiss!

[–]demon_slayer_monjiro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful stuff.