One of the most incredible fossils on the planet, this is the only complete Opalized Raptor Fossil ever found. Only Coober Pedy has thick enough opal intrusions to make this transformation happen. This critter was on display in Melbourne, at an opal dealer's shop near the main train station.
A bustling underground town is also the opal capital of the world Coober Pedy (the name comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole") is located in the Australian outback about 846 kilometers north of Adelaide. The town was established in 1915 following the discovery of opal.: