The Virgin Queen Opalized Belemnite
The Virgin Queen is in four pieces and not polished. Together it weighs 331 carats, with the largest part weighing 227 carats. Thanks to the broken pieces we can see the amazing blues, greens and reds. The raw, unpolished beauty of this opalized belemnite is encapsulated by its name – ‘The Virgin Queen’. Virgin because it is in the raw unpolished state and Queen because of its size and beauty.
My opal miner friend Peter, from Mineshaft in Canberra, believes this could be the largest gem quality opalized belemnite in existence.