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Pretty Pink Rhodochrosite Raw Crystal Gemstone Broad Ribbon Rainbow Opal _ A 17 carat rough broad ribbon pattern, precious .

Australian opal, look at that play of color!

Dieter Rosenkranz's Australian -- fantastic trapped mineral lit by fires within.

Opal

TSL Ethiopian Hydrophane Opal Rough from Ethiopia for Wire Wrapping or Cabbing…

Coober Pedy

This Town in Australia Looks Totally Deserted. But Turns Out Their Residents Are Just Brilliant.

The town of Coober Pedy in Northern New South Wales, Australia. Looks totally deserted. But turns out their residents are just brilliant.

Coober Pedy is an Underground City in South Australia mainly inhabited by workers at the nearby opal fields, which are the largest in the world. The residences are underground to escape the scorching heat. A few years ago, a man fixing the stairway to his home found over 100,000 dollars worth of opal.

BUCKET LIST: Coober Pedy is an Underground City in South Australia mainly inhabited by workers at the nearby opal fields, which are the largest in the world. The residences are underground to escape the scorching heat.

RARE Gem Opal Fossil Clamshell

Diamond Gemstones RARE Gem Opal Fossil Clamshell Good, Great, or just OK? Diamond Gemstones 10 Most Precious Gemstones Even If You Don't Like Diamonds

Opalised Plesiosaur on display at the National Opal Collection, Sydney

Plesiosaur skeleton Such as the opalised examples found at Coober Pedy in SA. Two such examples reside in Australia known as Nessie and Eric.

Eric the opalised  Pliosaur, one of the most interesting fossils on the planet. This is the exhibit that started it all!

Eric the Pliosaur, one of the most interesting fossils on the planet

The opalised skeleton of a pliosaur (an extinct marine reptile) discovered in the Cretaceous rocks of Coober Pedy, South Australia in 1987

Coober Pedy: where people live underground

Coober Pedy, South Australia, opal mining underground & homes underground as well. Very Hot climate.

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