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FO115 Stromatolite

FO115 Stromatolite


Here is something different for the Fossil collector.  This is a nice, fossilized Stromatolite which is basically fossilized algae.  It measures 3″ x 2 3/4″ x 1/4″ and has been polished on both sides.  This specimen has a nice blend of color showing the various layers and has been cut and polished right here in our very own Lapidary Department.  Take it home with you today.

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Stromatolites are one of the oldest bacterial microfossils known. The Peruvian Stromatolites are from the lower Proterozic period some 2.3 billion years. They are from the Eastern Andes, Bolivia, South America.  Stromatolites are actually mounds of mud that have been preserved. Very few will actually contain the fossilized microbes that built them. They accumulate because blue-green algae produce a sticky film that catches mud and silt, in turn forming layers. In time theses layer build up to form mounds.

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Weight.25 lbs
Dimensions3 × 2.75 × .25 in

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