Most Expensive Opal Discovered In Australia

This is the world’s most expensive opal.

It’s extremely rare — and worth more than 1 million dollars!

This opal is called the “virgin rainbow” and it was discovered in South Australia.

It’s valuable because it’s actually made of dinosaur fossils that have opalized over millions of years.This means a gel has formed, flowing into the fossils,  and eventually hardening into what you see above!

 

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