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ST006 - THREE-DIMENSIONAL LACUSTRINE FOSSIL STROMATOLITE COLONIES FROM THE LOWER PERMIAN OF GERMANY

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ST006 - THREE-DIMENSIONAL LACUSTRINE FOSSIL STROMATOLITE COLONIES FROM THE LOWER PERMIAN OF GERMANY

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ITEM # 
ST006
ID
Lacustrine stromatolite colonies
FOUND
Lauterecken Formation - West Germany
AGE
LOWER PERMIAN:  295 - 280 million years ago
SIZE
7"long x 6" wide x 3 " thick overall,
colonies from 1.76" to 1" in diameter
CONDITION
NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION, SEALER APPLIED
NOTE
EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE COMPLETE COLONIES
IN SITU ON THEIR ORIGINAL HOST ROCK AS FOUND.
AMAZING DETAIL PRESERVED
INCLUDES STAND - Actual Item - One Only
Comes with a certificate of authenticity / information sheet

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STROMATOLITE FOSSILS

The fossil market has no shortage of STROMATOLITE fossils but in every case, they are sliced and polished slabs of a former fossil colony.  The fossil colonies look little more than amorphous stone blobs prior to slicing, lacking any fine original life-like detail.  This is an  EXTREMELY RARE and unusual example of several LIFELIKE   lacustrine (formed in a prehistoric lake) stromatolite colonies once deposited by prehistoric cyanobacteria.    This specimen has been laboriously prepared in our lab where we painstakingly removed the upper matrix rock layer to reveal all the delicate intact anatomy of each colony.    The detail is so minute and intact that they appear as if still alive exactly similar to the living specimens found today in Shark Bay, Australia.  We have never before seen such an exquisite fossilized cyanobacteria colony as these.   

This specimen dates to the Lower Permian Period and contains a single, very thick unbroken block layer of matrix containing several small globular colonies.  These colonies resemble spherical heads of cauliflower and the full inflation and realistic appearance of each specimen is truly amazing when you see them in person.   

 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any institutional exhibition or collection.   100% ORIGINAL with NO REPAIR, RESTORATION OR ENHANCEMENT.

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