DescriptionAGATIZED "GEM" DINOSAUR VERTEBRA
Morrison Formation, Utah, USA
This beautiful dinosaur vertebra is probably from one of the giant Sauropods (Brontosaurus, Diplodocus et al) that roamed all over the Earth in the late Jurassic period. The bone has been sliced and polished to reveal its fascinating internal structure: the lustrous sheen of the exposed surface shows in perfect detail the tiny intricate patterns of the cellular microstructure, the tubular branching 'Haversian Canals' that originally veined the interior of the dinosaur's skeleton. During the process of fossilization, these tiny canals have been filled with beautiful agate, in shades of earthy-brown, rich red and some even exhibiting the distinctive pale blue and white banding so familiar in agate. The result is a beautiful aesthetic exhibition of micro-biology. The complete specimen measures 7 7/8 x 7 x 3¾ inches.
Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500.
Condition report available upon request.
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