Saturday, January 7, 2023

Spectacular Cone Fossil

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Geology, Earth Systems, Paleontology

Ed Hessler

A photo of an opalized fossil of a cycad cone may be seen at Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD)

For information about opals see here and here

EPOD also includes a video of the opalized fossil of the cycad and clips of a modern cycad (5 m 44 s. The music added nothing for me and I turned the volume down immediately. The video includes all possible views, showing the distribution of opal over the surface. It is a gorgeous find.). 

For information about cycads see here.

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