These marine bivalves (clams) are found in Cretaceous deposits that span Southern Australia. From the world famous mining region and town, Coober Pedy, these fossil clam shells have been entirely replaced by precious opal.
The clams belong to the genus Cyrenopsis (either C. australiensis or C. meeki)
Animalia, Mollusca, Bivalvia, Heterodonta, Veneroida, Arcticaceae, Neomiodontidae
Each of these specimens have been cut and polished by hand here at Ancient Earth. Hand selected for color, every one is unique in form making them wonderful study specimens or pieces for jewelry.