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Head to Broome to witness the grand opening of an oyster – with hopefully a pearl inside

By Explore
Updated August 12 2021 - 2:17pm, first published 1:09pm

Rob Banfield holds the single pearl the previous tour group just uncovered, rolling it gently between his fingertips, and declares that it is worth $11,900. He’s an understated character but you can see the excitement of this discovery in his twinkling eyes. Soon, our group will also open up an oyster to see if there’s a pearl inside and potentially how much it’s worth. I’m a bit anxious that Rob now has high expectations.

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