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    TIGER IRON SLAB
    Paleoproterozoic
    Port Hedland, Western Australia

    This beautiful slab of tiger iron is an excellent example of the distinctive banding formed in the stone by folded layers of flashing golden tiger's eye, red jasper, hematite (iron oxide) and stromatolite. This last constituent represents the oldest organism in the fossil record, the 2½ billion year old remains of cyanobacteria or algae; in converting carbon dioxide, water and sunlight into our planet's first oxygen atmosphere, these primitive life forms played a fundamental role in creating the world as we know it. Here they are preserved in beautifully decorative form, as part of this fine irregularly-shaped slab 39 5/8 x 20 x ½ inches.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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