Sunday, August 7, 2011

Turned into stone

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Just a little post to answer some of your questions about yesterday's fossil.
Here you can see how big it is. It is very heavy.
Belongs to friends, not me.
Don't know it origin or history.
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Leif, I found out here that
"Because the half-life of carbon-14 is 5,700 years, it is only reliable for dating objects up to about 60,000 years old."
This beautiful fossil must be way older than that.
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7 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

you touched time. impressed. impressed. please have a good new week.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's pretty awesome to think you might be holding something in your hand that has been here on earth for so long,fascinating post Dina.

Cloudia said...

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VP said...

It never imagined to end up in your blog!

JM said...

It's beautiful! I think you might enjoy seeing what I brought from the Chilean desert: http://mendoncajose1.blogspot.com/search/label/Fossils
I didn't find it, I bought it... :-)

Rob and Mandy said...

I probably am just a silly old fart, but I had to laugh when I saw this, as it reminded me very very very much of a fossilized... wait for it... cinnamon bun. But then, I seem to have a very silly day.

Kay said...

Wow! I didn't realize it was so big.