Argentina, page 2

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FJD ARG 31. Museum specimen. Patagonia, Argentina. Cerro Cuadrado, Jurassic conifer, likely of the species Araucaria mirabilis or pararaucaria. Rare full round branch section. Complete branch section, as found on the exterior and cut and polished on one end. Beautiful contrast between the natural patina and the ivory center. No filler – No glue. 27 by 39 mirror-polished face; 7 cm long; five ounces. $175

FJD ARG 32. Museum specimen. Patagonia, Argentina. Cerro Cuadrado, Jurassic unidentified. Rare full round skinny stick section. Complete branch section, as found on the exterior and cut and polished on one end. Salmon-pink-ish patina. Mysterious cells and whatnot revealed on polished face. Probable fungi. No filler – No glue. 15 by 25 mirror-polished face; 8 cm long; two ounces. $100

FJD ARG egg. Museum specimen – dinosaur egg. Patagonia, Argentina. Cretaceous. I got this decades ago from an Argentine dealer. It’s a section of a large dinosaur egg. It is very hard agate with a blue hue. The outer shell portion measures about 6 by 6 cm; it’s 57 mm thick; weight is eight ounces. Super cool. $125