Amazing Agates

(11 images, click to zoom) – 180 million year old fossil fern roots from Lune River in southern Tasmania – once part of the Gondwana supercontinent. Fossicking by D and Isla, cutting and polishing by Isla and photography by Tony Bacon. The cells can be seen in the circular or elongated roots and many of the roots have formed into unique agates. These are best of specimens of fossil fern root – often described as the Gustav Klimt of fossil fern root!

I took these for Isla about a year ago and they have finally been printed and published. Each one is intricately mesmerising, 180 million years in the making! Worth zooming in for a closer look πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting.

23 thoughts on “Amazing Agates

    1. Thanks Dan, I haven’t looked at these for a while and was drawn in again as I edited them for the blog tonight. So much detail and little surprises in them, they look like they were imbedded in stone just yesterday!

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