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Very Large Stromatolite Desk Display Ancient Early Life Earth
Stromatolites are fossilized algael colonies, identified as some of the oldest, and longest continually surviving forms of life on Earth. Stromatolites are what scientists think we might find for life on Mars.
This beautiful museum cabinet display piece is from Wyoming and is named Chlorellopsis. It formed about 45 million years ago. It shows the characteristic botryoidal structure (lumpy - like a bunch of grapes, or a "brain" -like structuring) of the outer surface of the ancient colony. Other edges show the layered structure created by layer after layer of algael mat growth.
Size: Approximately 10"H X 12" W X 4.75" D, Weight: 33 lbs; Shipped with information and Certificate of Authenticity.
Additional information: This stromatolite is all natural and has been polished by wind and sand. The distinctive coloration makes it an beautiful and distinct specimen.
The specimen has been lightly sprayed with water to show its characteristics. You can elect to have it lightly semi-gloss coated by us at checkout to accentuate its dynamic structure.
Collected on private land.
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