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    FINE TAMPA BAY AGATIZED CORAL
    Oligocene-Miocene
    Ballast Point, Tampa, Florida

    Agatized coral is the official State stone of Florida; coral reefs from the Oligocene and Miocene fossilized and were slowly replaced by gem-quality agate and chalcedony. Usually the specimens appear as rough geodes with hollow interiors, but the present specimen has a remarkably well-preserved coral exterior and a white and tan agate interior. The translucent agate has the effect of smoked glass and the vesicles of coral form pillowed clouds within the agate. When the two halves are put together, the specimen measures 5 x 3 ½ x 3 inches, and hides the beautiful interior.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
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