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Sizev_McJol

Saw this at a rock shop. Reminds me of lichen. Thoughts? 

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ziggycardon

It is dendrite crystal, often mistaken as fossil due to the branch like patterns it has.
Very common in the Solnhofen limestone is Germany where this piece might be from.

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Herb

it is a mineral deposit

 

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Ludwigia

Formed by osmosis, like ice crystals on the window pane.

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Sizev_McJol

I did not know that. Thank you!

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caldigger

It is Manganese crystallization that runs through micro fissures in the rock.

You will see so many sellers try to pull these off as "plant" fossils, but they are purely geological.

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