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    FOSSIL PINE CONE
    Araucauria mirabilis
    Jurassic (206 to 144 Million Years Ago)
    Cerro Cuadrado, Petrified Forest, Patagonia, Argentina

    No longer being exported from Argentina, are specimens such as this wonderful fossil pine cone. The entire cone has been faithfully replaced, molecule by molecule, by quartz. Not only has the surface texture been retained but should the owner decide to, the interior seed structures can be revealed by sawing the cone in half and polishing the matching surfaces. It measures 3 inches in height by 2 ¼ inches in width by 2 inches in thickness. It is in excellent condition with no damage or imperfections. From an older fossil collection, it was imported legally many years ago.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,700

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