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Mussels Shells on Natural Matrix Cretaceous Coober Pedy, Australia
Opalized Clam exquisite specimen
Each individual clam shell has been completely, or partially, opalized
Over 100 million years ago, most of the Australian continent was under water. The water was highlyconcentrated with silicate and other opal-producing minerals, which deposited in layers in and around the shells.
display of bright lively colors of purple, lavender, green and ivory white
Opalised fossils from South Australia, mainly the Coober Pedy area, are of saltwater creatures, snails, clams, mollusks, crayfish, belemnites and mussels from the early Cretaceous period
10 KILO APPROX
18 in X 10 in APPROX
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