Rare Australian Opal Shell Gastropod Fossil Collectors Specimen 3.3ct H64

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This opalised fossil was recently mined by us on the Hans Peak opal field of Coober Pedy Australia..
The ancient Cretaceous Gastropod was a voracious predator in the vast shallow inland Eromanga sea in what is the central Australian outback Today. We have found countless bivalve shells that show evidence of being attacked with the precision drill of the Gastropod and presumably feasted upon thereafter.
These are relatively rare on the Coober Pedy opal fields occurring at roughly several thousand bivalves to one Gastropod snail.

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 has to offer.

Watch us digging this opal out on a quick trip to Coober Pedy: https://youtu.be/sODG33qqH_I

Item Specifics:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/31vOBYsTcoY

WEIGHT: 3.3 carats, weighed dry.

DIMENSIONS: Approx: 10 mm by 10 mm by 3 mm.

We do not sell opal simulants of ANY sort. All of our opal is 100% guaranteed natural Australian opal.

The color variations in some photos are due to different light angles and distances. All of our auctions are photographed with macro settings under a halogen lamp. In some photo's the opal is immersed in water.
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