Fine Details preserved is a series of videos showcasing items from the collections of the Australian Opal Centre and the Lightning Ridge Historical Society. You can access the playlist of Fine Details Preserved videos here, or you can watch the entire series below
The Australian Opal Centre has an amazing collection of opalised fossils (among many, many other things). In Unboxing the Past, Dr. Elizabeth Smith uncrates a collection of pieces donated to the Centre and demonstrates the amazing diversity of prehistoric life that existed in the area surrounding Lightning Ridge 110 million years ago.
Here are a few extra photos from behind the scenes:
Collarenebri, a tiny town in northern New South Wales, was destined to have a railway station...until a local government decision put a stop to it, leaving the railway line stranded nine miles from the town. Here are some extra photographs relating to Collarenebri and Pokataroo railway station:
I met up with Dr. Elizabeth Smith from the Australian Opal Centre to discuss items commonly misinterpreted as fossils. Often, miners will present weird and wonderful items that can be fascinating geological formations in their own right, but are not fossilised material.
Here are a few extra photos from the Fossils or Not Fossils filming: