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Ok while separating already cracked limestone slab pieces at a fossilferous area, I found this, it is 30cm one side to the other. 

Ok the coloring can be fungus or something alive, but the actual design you see, is not flat, it has depths as if carved on the stone. 

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There are a few possibilities I can think of in order of what I think is likely here:

 

1. Dendrites

2. Other form of mineral staining

3. Some forms of lichen.

 

 

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It looks like dendritic manganese on a "hackle fringe" type fracture.

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well i dont see any snowflake or frost like elements as dendritic designs are described and shown online, and if it is a fracture, well had to be an enormous one. Also the shape is not higher than the slab's level, it is lower.  I should revisit the location, here are some things i found nearby that one:

 

this one has 3 almost parallel height levels, arc shaped. 

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this one has a more dendritic - like design plus burrows leading to a nest? it is interresting how the burrows resemble the other kind of dendrites, the ones we find in nerve cells hehe 

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Interesting piece. Some of your close-ups are good but could we see more views of the whole thing with a little better focus to give a better idea of the over-all shape? Also some of us are not familiar with the age of the formations in Cyprus.

 

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6 minutes ago, BobWill said:

Interesting piece. Some of your close-ups are good but could we see more views of the whole thing with a little better focus to give a better idea of the over-all shape? Also some of us are not familiar with the age of the formations in Cyprus.

 

 

my apologies, the area i've been researching the past year is aged between 0.11  to  20 million years . for more on the whole island 

GEOLOGY OF CYPRUS WEB.pdf

 

my area:

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