Free Lecture Series: Dr. Phil Bell

Date(s) - 29/07/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Phil Bell

Dinosaurs from the opal mines of Outback Australia

Saturday, July 29 • 4pm

Black opal, one of the rarest gemstones on Earth, is mined almost exclusively from the outback town of Lightning Ridge in Australia. With mining also comes dinosaurs, and other Cretaceous animals and plants all preserved in opal, often in a kaleidoscope of colour not seen anywhere else on the planet. These fossils frequently undergo rough treatment as a result of the mining process, yet they reveal unique glimpses into prehistoric Australia.

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