DescriptionPolished "Gem" Dinosaur Vertebra
Jurassic, Morrison Formation
Color is a major driver of interest and value in minerals, and even, fossils. In "gem" Dinosaur Bone, anomalies can really have an impact on appeal, rarity and value. Variants in color, and unique hues, can result in something very special. That is indeed the case with this small vertebra, which is primarily purple, a color not terribly common in "gem" Dinosaur Bone. This "butterfly" vertebra features two polished faces, exhibits well preserved internal vascular structures, and has been Agatized in various shades, and hues, of violet. The bone has a nice shape and is in fine condition with just minor spots lacking full preservation.
Overall Measurements: 3.7 x 2.1 x 1.7 inches (9.5 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm)
Offered at no reserve.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.
Condition report available upon request.
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