Common and precious opal replaced this bivalve's original shell, making it a spectacular fossil. "Opalized fossil bivalve (Bulldog Shale, Lower Cretaceous; Coober Pedy Opal Field, South Australia) 13," photo by James St. John. Licensed under CC By 2.0.
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Credit: James St. John
|Natural or man made||Natural|
|Origin details||Coober Pedy Opal Field, South Australia|
|Photo phenomena||Play of Color|