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Did I ID this Fossil correctly? Help Verify.

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Njords77    3
Njords77

Some of it is eroded so makes it a little tricky. I've come up with the following so am humbly requesting anyone who is able to verify or correct. Thanks.

 

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Mesodesmatidae
Genus: Paphies

 

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ynot    1,965
ynot

Beautiful piece of opal.

Do to the nature of opal it is hard to see the details in a picture that You can see in person which makes it hard to make a definitive call on the id.

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Foozil    85
Foozil

Amazing find, congrats!! One day I will get there. :envy: Coober pedy or lightning ridge? 

 

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Njords77    3
Njords77
7 minutes ago, ynot said:

Beautiful piece of opal.

Do to the nature of opal it is hard to see the details in a picture that You can see in person which makes it hard to make a definitive call on the id.

I understand. I've just found this https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Cyrenopsis which are pictures of what we typically find and they're "raw" which probably have better preservation of the key details but the "Cyrenopsis" part is throwing me now... thinking I've mislabeled.

 

6 minutes ago, Foozil said:

Amazing find, congrats!! One day I will get there. :envy: Coober pedy or lightning ridge? 

 

Cheers mate. Coober Pedy is where this one is from.

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Monica    195
Monica

Beautiful - thanks for sharing!

 

I was just wondering - did you collect this yourself, @Njords77?  Finding an opalized fossil must be pretty exciting!!!

 

Monica

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Njords77    3
Njords77
21 hours ago, Monica said:

Beautiful - thanks for sharing!

 

I was just wondering - did you collect this yourself, @Njords77?  Finding an opalized fossil must be pretty exciting!!!

 

Monica

I'm happy to share it to be appreciated Monica, you're welcome. :)

Yes my brother and I found this opal mining some years back.

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