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Beautiful Araucaria Cone - Cut & Polished
Stock Number  FPAR03

Name:   Araucaria mirabilis
Age:  Jurassic
Formation:  "Petrified Forest"
Location:  Cerro Cuadrado, Patagonia, Argentina
Size:  Cone is 2.4 inches across.

This is a beautiful Araucaria cone from the Jurassic of Patagonia. Araucaria is closely related to the modern-day monkey-puzzle tree. The cone has been cut in half and both halves have been polished. It has been replaced by silica in a multitude of colors. The interior of the cone displays fine detail. The individual seeds are very distinct. This is a gorgeous fossil cone from South America.