Australia's finest opal to go on public display in September

Janie Brown

Janie Brown

2015-08-04 13:26:43

The finest opal ever discovered in Australia is to go on display at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide in September.

The piece was discovered in the opal hotspot of Coober Pedy in 1914. It’s valued at around $730,000.

Museum director Brian Oldman said: "It's of unequalled quality, it's a fully crystal opal.

"It's almost as if there's a fire in there; you see all different colours. As the light changes, the opal itself changes. It's quite an amazing trick of nature."

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