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CRETACEOUS SILICIFIED TREE FERN STEM - 125 million years old - Sandown, Isle of Wight

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FOSSILISED CRETACEOUS TREE STEM

Tempskya

125 million years old

Sandown, Isle of Wight

Part of the stem of an ancient tree fern recovered from the beach at Sandown. It has been completely silicified (turned to quartz).

​​​​​​​There is much detail on the irregular surface, with cavities lined with sparkling quartz crystals. 

This fossil originated in the cliffs in rock strata known as the Wessex Formation (part of the Wealden Group).

​​​​​​​An interesting and unusual specimen.

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Size: approx. 13 x 9 x 4.5 centimetres
Weight: 845 grams

PRICE: £42.00
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CRETACEOUS SILICIFIED TREE FERN STEM - 125 million years old - Sandown, Isle of Wight
CRETACEOUS SILICIFIED TREE FERN STEM - 125 million years old - Sandown, Isle of Wight CRETACEOUS SILICIFIED TREE FERN STEM - 125 million years old - Sandown, Isle of Wight CRETACEOUS SILICIFIED TREE FERN STEM - 125 million years old - Sandown, Isle of Wight CRETACEOUS SILICIFIED TREE FERN STEM - 125 million years old - Sandown, Isle of Wight