Gold coral from the southern ocean of Tasmania, this was discovered about 30 years ago, when the fishery’s started doing deep sea trawling for Orange Roughi fish (which they very quickly decimated) this rare golden coral came up in the nets. Besides its stunning gold color it is fascinating because its a deep cold water coral. I can find nothing about this material on the net, let alone other pictures of it, sadly!! This is extremely rare material, I have not seen any of it for more than 20 years, I did not realize I still had these two pieces till they turned up recently!
SOUTHERN OCEAN OFF TASMANIA.
28mm LONG, LARGEST VIVID GOLD PIECE, BROWNISH GOLD PIECE IS 56mm LONG.