Fossil Pine Branches & Leaves Preserved In Travertine - Austria

 
 
These are very detailed fossil leaves preserved in travertine, collected in the Tirol region of Austria. Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Basically hot springs deposited layer upon layer of limestone on the leaves, preserving them as fossils. The deposits have been dated to ~ 12,000 years ago. Pine branches are quite rare to find at the locality.

A paper on the travertine deposits of this region can be found at:

http://www.univie.ac.at/ajes/archive/volume_98/boch_et_al_ajes_v98.pdf
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Mariastein, Tirol, Austria
SIZE
Entire specimen 6.2 x 5.4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#113060
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.