A new dinosaur species has been found among bright opals after a "supremly rare" piece of jawbone fossilized Australian opal pain was detected.
Fossil is a reptile that grows 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous period and belongs to a group of plant-dinosaurs called Ornithopods.
Nearly close to New South Wales near Lightning Ridge, this group had scholarships with serrated teeth, both legs and ancient flood-covered areas in that period.
Weewarrasaurus pobeni is known as the location of fossils, in the Wee Warra opal field and with Mike Poben's reference, Opal builder Adelaide, who has been studying the cephalopod bone and was donated to research.
"When I sorted a few punching opaque, it was surprising, I saw dirty dirt on a curious look that looked at the two black holes," he said. "Time was freeze. If they were in your teeth, this was part of the jawbone option."
Lightning Ridge is considered to be the only place around the world, because all the fossils found are preserved in the opal: a multicolour iridescent blue stone.
Australian opal deposits are more than 95 percent of world supplies, and Lightning Ridge is the main source of black opal. As a result, there are many mines.
The fossil discovery "is almost exclusively the result of the mining process, unfortunately due to the loss of ruins and / or disagreements, and the loss of a detailed stratigraphic information," notes the research paper published in the journal. Peer J.
The photos show a large white tooth.
Phil Bell paleontologists at Phil Bell, close to Phil Bell, from New England University in England, said: "Mike is showing my friend and I remember it. It was hard to have my enthusiasm, it was so beautiful."
Lightning Ridge was regarded as a world class resource, because it preserved the unique wildlife of the Cretaceous.
"These fossils were on the surface, like in China and Mongolia, as an absolute treasure," he said. "Unfortunately, the remains of fossils we see are almost always parts of mining, because it sits on a 30-meter underground rock structure that is part of the fossil, but we do not want to see these parts in mining."
Jenni Brammall, paleontologist, gemologist and director of the Australian Opal Center Lightning Ridge, described the jawbone as "a very rare and unlikely discovery."
He said: "This incredible object is 100 million years old with a new dinosaur and a gem precious."
The Weewarrasaurus jaw is part of the Australian Opal Center collection, the largest public collection of fossil pollutants.