Fossilized Coral geode (Chalcedony)

Tampa Bay, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida
Cabinet, 13.2 x 6.2 x 1.9 cm (largest) (2 Pieces)
Start Time: 06/27/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/01/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A fabulous, sculptural, very showy pair from a sliced and polished hollow, very elongate colony of coral - you can see the pattern on the outside - that has been replaced or filled inside with botryoidal and banded chalcedony. The lustrous, translucent botryoids and banding have a pleasing variety of honey-brown color, plus pastel-blue and yellow-green! This is one of those unusual cases where biology meets mineralogy. This dramatic specimen is a fine matched pair, and is old material of a quality hard to get today

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