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    Opalized Fossil Shell - 27.85 Cts.
    Australia

    Millions of years ago, nearly one-third of Australia was covered by water. Scientists believe this cold, oxygen-poor inland sea provided the perfect environment for the opalization of fossilized clams. This top example of the variety features a bivalve shell that exhibits a pinfire pattern. The colors visible include bright flashes of blues and greens. On the "bottom" valve, there is a small section of "fire" with vibrant flashes of the entire visible spectrum. The viewer is hit with pink, green, blue, purple, and orange flashes. Opalized fossils are only found in Australia, making this spectacular specimen that much rarer and more fascinating.
    Measurements: 33.30 x 22.49 x 10.24 mm, 27.85 cts.




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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