Pyrite – Sliced and Polished Fossil Dinosaur Bone from Cretaceous Period


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This is a cut and polished dinosaur bone slice from Tartarstan in the Takhany District, Volga Region, Russia. The bone is the fossil remains of a Pleseosaur dinosaur. Pleseosaur where large marine dinosaurs that lived approximately 150 million years ago. After death their remains settled to the bottom of shallow seas and where then fossilized or replaced  by different minerals including pyrite (pyritized). This is a small piece of a much larger bone that has been polished to a gem luster on both sides. The perimeter retains the natural shape in which it was found. It is a small cabinet sized piece that measures 2 1/8 x 3/4 x 1/4 inches or 53 x 19 x 6 mm

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Weight5 oz

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