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AGATIZED FOSSIL CORAL 12x16mm Cabochon 1.JPG

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Agatized Fossil Tabulate Coral (Polished)

Indonesia
Miocene age (approx 20 million year old)
Data: This interesting natural color stone was formed from ancient coral beds in Indonesia. Over the course of a very long time - perhaps 20 Million Years - the coral skeletal remains were gradually replaced with agate, chalcedony, or microcrystalline quartz, in a cell by cell replacement process that leaves flower-like patterns from the fossil skeletons imprinted three dimensionally in the stone.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Tabulata
 


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