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Australian Blue Opalized Clam

Australian Blue Opalized Clam

The Australian Blue Opalized Clam, also known as the Pinctada maxima, is a fascinating and rare gemstone found in the Coober Pedy and Andamooka regions of South Australia. This unique clam species has the ability to produce opal within its shell, resulting in a stunning display of vibrant blue colors.


Australian Blue Opalized Clams are highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts of opal gemstones due to their rarity and unique beauty. The vivid blue hues exhibited by these opals are particularly sought after and are considered one of the most desirable color variations.


Opal mining is a significant industry in Australia, and miners often unearth opalized clams while searching for precious opal deposits. Once extracted, these specimens are usually cut and polished to showcase the opal's remarkable play of colors. The resulting gemstones are often used in jewelry, such as rings, pendants, and earrings.

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