OPALIZED FOSSIL SHELL 57.35 CT

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 35 x 30 x 15mm
Weight (carats) 57 carats
Colors

code:CPOGS/77

TYPE: Genuine Opalized Fossil Rough

  ORIGIN: Coober Pedy, Australia

  CARAT WEIGHT: 57.35

  SIZE: Approx. 35 x 29.5 x 14.5mm

  COLOUR/S:     Gold, Green, Blue       

 DESCRIPTION: Untouched rough opalised fossil - clam shell.

More than a 100 million years ago, the central part of Australia was an inland sea, thriving with marine life. As the Sea receded, these sea creatures were left on the sea floor; Shells, bones or cartilage formed cavities in the sandstone or the sea floor. These cavities were then filled with silica and formed the beautiful opalized shells, belemnite pipes,  and prehistoric fossils that we marvel at today.


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Collectors specimens like these are becoming increasingly rare due to the major opal mining fields being worked out as well as an overall decline in mining activity.

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$280.00 aldarra
6th May 2017 4:55pm PDT
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Bid Increment $1.00
Starting Bid $280.00
Auction ID 244366
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Starts 6th May 2017 12:03pm PDT
Ends 6th May 2017 4:55pm PDT

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