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The centre of Australia used to be an inland sea. Miners now unearth opalized fossils from its hot dry deserts.

Opalized fossils include vegetation or wood from Boulder Fields and opalized clam shells from Coober Pedy.

Opalized fossils also include sea shells, teeth, and even opalised belemnites (squid). Opalised shells with good colour and small amounts of potch are hard to find, and many are worth more if left natural and unpolished. Among the rarest are opalized pineapple, found only in White Cliffs Opal Fields.

Many opal collectors desire opalized fossils for their private collections.

Opal Fossils from the South Australia was opened to the public in the year 2001. It is the common known marine reptiles that dip in the icy, inner seas of Australia during the glacial night in the era of dinosaurs. Most of the recent exhibits in the gallery were originated from Coober Pedy and Andamooka, which gave the way and reveal the means of opalized fossils discovered in the northern part of South Australia.

The certain one-sided of the skeleton, which measures 6 metres long plesiosaur, which was found in an opal mine in Andamooka during 1983. It is the Australia’s primary Cryptoclidid, a form of plesiosaur. It was well-known during the Jurassic Period and the most recent Cretaceous of South America from Antarctica and New Zealand. In fact, a portion of earliest sea bed with some hundred opalized shells is fresh to the science.

Moreover, Opal Fossils from the Moon Plain, from the north of Coober Pedy is considered as a prosperous hunting land for fossils, especially from the earliest inland sea. Only one place on world generates black opal fossils in northern part of New South Wales, Australia. The fossils are typically correct imitations of shell, plant, and bone material. They are usually composed with high-quality material, which is priceless and stunning as diamonds.

The opal fossils are also originated from the eastern boundary of the earliest continent of Gondwana. All through the Early Cretaceous, about 100-120 million years ago, some animal and plant relics, presently to be fossilised were lay down in coastal rivulet and waterways on the boundary of a central sea. This was the period of great evolutionary confusion. The world’s earliest flowering plants were occurring like some of the most primitive birds on earth.

Dinosaurs were about to bind into evolutionary fast pace and to crack into a countless and latest forms. Prehistoric mammals had been around up to 100 million years and like small mouse creatures. The pouched marsupials, placental mammals were producing their debut. Opal has been developed in a surfeit of host relics, such as tiny mammals, plants, sea-life, crocodiles, turtles, of course dinosaurs!