Genuine Australian Opal Belemnite Fossil Collectors Display Specimen 40ct I49

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We recently mined this cretaceous opalised belemnite pipe on the Donna's Rush opal field about 50 km north west of Coober Pedy Australia.

It is thought that this creature lived during the Cretaceous Period approximately 120 million years ago when the Eromanga sea covered vast areas of what is now inland Australia.
The shallow marine cephalopod resembles a species of squid that presently lives off the Californian coast.
The calcium carbonate fossil is thought to have been dissolved by carbonic acid groundwater and at some intervening time replaced with micro colloidal crystalline silica resulting in a precious opal Belemnite. Amazing!

After 30 years in the opal business, we firmly believe opal can be the most beautiful gem on Earth, and we love the colourful characters and lifestyle of the outback opal fields. Here at World Class Opal we are privileged to do our best to acquaint the world with the colour, light and beauty that quality Australian opal jewellery has to offer.

Watch the video to see the actual moment I uncover this piece in our Donna's Rush claim at 5:53..:

Item Specifics:


WEIGHT: 40 carats

DIMENSIONS: Approx. 74 mm by 12 mm by 9 mm.

BRIGHTNESS: A lovely 3.5 out of 5 on the colour bars.

This piece has naturally formed in segments, which we have thoroughly abraded, joined with high quality jewellers epoxy and then polished the best colour on both sides, leaving as much fossil definition as possible.

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