Fossiliferous chalcedony

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Fossiliferous chalcedony

#1 Post by Microworldofgems » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:33 pm

Thin section of fossiliferous chalcedony. Polarized light and wave plate.
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#2 Post by MichaelG. » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:19 pm

Spectacular !!

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Re: Fossiliferous chalcedony

#3 Post by Scarodactyl » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:39 am

It's downright fossilicious!

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#4 Post by KurtM » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:53 pm

Perhaps someone who understands what this image is showing could give a description for those who do not? This is a branch of study which many are unfamiliar with, including yours truly. It's pretty, but uninteresting because I don't know what I'm looking at other than 'Fossiliferous chalcedony', whatever that is. Thank you.
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#5 Post by Wes » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm

Looks beautiful and I second what Kurt said. Would be great to learn a thing or two about what we are all looking at.

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#6 Post by Chris Dee » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:14 pm

Impressive section. Nice work.

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Re: Fossiliferous chalcedony

#7 Post by MichaelG. » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:27 pm

I am no expert, but Chalcedony is one of the many forms of Quartz:
https://rocktumbler.com/blog/what-is-ag ... halcedony/

And ‘fossiliferous’ means there are fossils in it

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Re: Fossiliferous chalcedony

#8 Post by Microworldofgems » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:24 pm

MichaelG. wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:27 pm
I am no expert, but Chalcedony is one of the many forms of Quartz:
https://rocktumbler.com/blog/what-is-ag ... halcedony/

And ‘fossiliferous’ means there are fossils in it

MichaelG.
There you have it...thanks for adding the detail of what chalcedony is for those unfamiliar with the term.

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