Image: Opalised plant parts

Opalised plant parts

A selection of opalised plant cones and a slice through an opalised branch of a tree. The cones come from Late Cretaceous rocks of Lightning Ridge, northern New South Wales, and the wood slice comes from an opal field in central Queensland.

Photographer:
Carl Bento
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© Australian Museum

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Tags opalised, fossils, plants, Late Cretaceous, Lightning Ridge, NSW, Queensland,