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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Detailed Araucaria Cone
Stock Number  FPCON34

Name:   Araucaria mirabilis Cone
Age:  Triassic
Formation:  Petrified Forest
Location:  Cerro Cuadrado, Patagonia, Argentina
Size:  Cone is 2.7 inches long

Here is a beautiful Araucaria mirabilis 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 highly polished. It has been totally replaced by silica in a multitude of wonderful brown-hued colors. The exterior of the cone displays excellent detail - the scale pattern is clearly defined. The interior of the cone is just exquisite - the unique color is quite striking. This is a gorgeous fossil cone from the Araucaria tree of South America.

Note: Argentina has now banned the export of all fossils. We will strictly abide by and enforce this law - we will not acquire new fossils from Argentina. However, this fossil was collected and exported prior to this law, and can be sold legally.