Fossilized pine cones

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Before preparation

Before preparation

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The fossil substance is extremely sensitive and fragile

The fossil substance is extremely sensitive
and fragile

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Piece by piece the scales are exposed

Piece by piece
the scales are exposed

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The finished specimen

The finished specimen

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Second specimen

Before preparation

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Third specimen

Before preparation

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These fossils are pine cones, which were prepared for petrified-wood.de. Three-dimensionally preserved, not flattened cones are a rare find and often have a specific aesthetic, because they are all too familiar to us from recent nature. These specimens present themselves on unbroken siltstone slabs and were harmoniously displayed without working too much on the matrix. 

The charred substance of the scales had to be stabilized several times during the preparation. Otherwise it would have been easily destroyed during work. 

Fossils: Pinus sp.

Formation: Miocene

Length of the fossils: 12-14cm (4.7-5.5 inch)

Work required: 10-15 hours per piece