2.7" Agatized Fossil Coral Geode - Florida

 
This is a beautiful 2.7" long specimen of agatized coral from the Basin Deposits of North Florida. This fossil coral is Miocene (25-32 million years) in age, and was formed when fine sediments covered shallow coral reefs. As silica rich groundwater through the rock that was formed (and exposed as sea-levels dropped), it replaced the calcium carbonate skeleton of the coral with Chalcedony. There are a number of types of fossil coral present, but given the replacement destroys much of the original detail, more specific identification is difficult.

This specimen is a translucent orange and tan color. The chalcedony has crystallized in the botryoidal habit.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unknown
LOCATION
West Coast of Florida
SIZE
2.7" long, 1.5" wide
ITEM
#72307
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