Magnolia Leaves in Tufa, from Italy


Calcified Magnolia leaves in Tufa, from Tuscany, Italy.

Only 1 left in stock

Magnolia Leaves in Tufa, from Italy

An extremely interesting specimen – this could be considered a ‘modern fossil’.

These pieces date from the Holocene, otherwise known as the current geological era – less than 11,650 years old. Tufa is a type of Limestone which is formed when minerals precipitate out of water – usually water rich with Calcite.

These pieces come from Tivoli, in the Tuscany region of Italy. Each specimen has at least one Magnolia leaf, and usually a lot of associated detritus – leaf imprints, twigs, and other inclusions – very interesting under magnification.

Layers of calcification have built up over time, preserving the leaves in reasonable detail.

Currently,  we only have a single piece in stock, measuring 70-75MM long approximately.


For more information on these fossils, see our ‘plant and fern fossils’ category. 


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