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Fossil microbes in opal from Lightning Ridge — implications for the formation of opal

@inproceedings{Behr2011FossilMI,
  title={Fossil microbes in opal from Lightning Ridge — implications for the formation of opal},
  author={H. Behr and K. Behr},
  year={2011}
}
  • H. Behr, K. Behr
  • Published 2011
  • Opal from Lightning Ridge is amongst the most valuable and widely known in the world. Black opal, characterised by a dark body tone, is the rarest and most valuable. The opal occurs in geode-like ‘nobbies’ up to several cm in diameter and in seam-like structures in an Early Cretaceous volcaniclastic host rock. The host rock at Lightning Ridge consists of a finely laminated silty claystone that often has a high content of organic detritus. Strong bioturbation by nematodes is common, as are… CONTINUE READING
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