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The World's Most Expensive Gem Stone Has Been Unearthed And It's Called The "Virgin Rainbow"

Ooooohhh, shinyyyyyy.

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Say hello to the "Virgin Rainbow," an extremely rare opal worth over $1 million.

Richard Lyons/South Australian Museum / Via

It was resurrected from the mining region of South Australia, according to MNN. It is currently getting ready for its first public appearance at the South Australian Museum in September.


The stone is actually made of dinosaur fossils that have opalized over millions of years.

Denis Smith/South Australian Museum

Opal is created when water and silica mix together to form a gel that flows into rocks and fossils. It eventually hardens into the magic you see here.