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Fossilized pinecone (araucaria mirabilis), 160 million years old (Jurassic period), from Patagonia

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Fossilized pinecone (araucaria mirabilis), 160 million years old (Jurassic period), from Patagonia
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Fossilized pinecone (araucaria mirabilis), 160 million years old (Jurassic period), from Patagonia, Argentina. 156.9 grams, 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/4". This very attractive fossil is the result of a massive volcanic eruption that buried a forest of conifers in the Middle Jurassic period, which petrified and geodized the pinecones. This example is a vertical half-cut, showing the crystalline interior and seeds around the edge, polished to a luster, with elegant pink and brown colors dominating, the exterior with high-relief points, an impressive display.