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Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural History, Entomology and Minerals / Plaque de stromatolite polie avec support Polished Stromatolite Slab with Stand

Lot 20
Plaque de stromatolite polie avec support

Polished Stromatolite Slab with Stand
21 September 2022, 14:00 CEST
Paris

Sold for €1,912.50 inc. premium

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Plaque de stromatolite polie avec support

Polished Stromatolite Slab with Stand

Collenia cylindrica
Precambrian Sinian
1.7 million years old
Shia-San-li-tai FMT
Tien-shan Mountains, Kuan-Tung Province
South Manchuria, China

As one of the oldest of Earth's fossils, stromatolite offers an intriguing peek into the emergence of life on Earth. Created by fossilized layers of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and sediment, this piece contains a record of early life dating back over 1.7 billion years. This fascinating stromatolite slab displays orbicular patterning and attractive reddish-brown hues. It has been beautifully polished into a rectangular slab suitable for use as a console table. Measuring 200 x 56.5 x 2.5 cm (2)

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Offered with a black metal easel-type stand

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