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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Araucaria Cone in Matrix
Stock Number  FPCON901

Name:   Araucaria mirabilis Cone
Age:  Jurassic
Formation:  Petrified Forest
Location:  Cerro Cuadrado, Patagonia, Argentina
Size:  Cone is 4.7" long including stem

This is a top quality fossil cone. It is a large Araucaria mirabilis cone from the Jurassic of Patagonia. Araucaria was a tree closely related to the modern-day monkey-puzzle tree. This cone is nicely inflated and exhibits fine detail - the individual cone scales are clearly defined. The cone even retains the LONG, robust stem. The cone is still embedded in the large block of matrix that also contains several sections of fossil twigs. The beautiful red coloration is quite striking and fully natural. This is a fabulous example of an Araucaria cone still encased in matrix.

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.