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Quartz With Fossil Fungi Mycelium

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Quartz With Fossil Fungi Mycelium

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Description
Locality: 
Rösenbeck Quarry, Sauerland, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 3.6 × 2.3 cm
Description

Limonitic remnants of fossil fungi mycelium in quartz crystals from Rösenbeck Quarry. Worldwide singular geological phenomenon in the Sauerland area.

Scientific publication: Fossil fungi in iron stromatolites from Warstein (Rhenish Massif, Northwestern Germany) Zeitschrift Facies Verlag Springer Berlin / Heidelberg ISSN 0172-9179 (Print) 1612-4820 (Online) Heft Volume 7, Number 1 / Dezember 1982.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Fungi

Variety Of: 

Organic

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