Magnolia Leaves in Tufa, from Italy

Calcified Magnolia leaves in Tufa, from Tuscany, Italy.


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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.


These pieces are sold by size, with a few different sizes available.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 4 cm

40-50MM wide, 1pc, 50-60MM wide, 1pc, 60-70MM wide, 1pc, 70-80MM wide, 1pc, 80-90MM wide, 1pc


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