A rare ancient exhibit weighing nearly two tonnes appeared in the Museum and Exhibition complex
11:17 18 июня 2019
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The oldest and the heaviest exhibit in the region appeared in the main Museum of Yamal. Now, during the tour, visitors will be able to see the fossil tree, which has an age of 30-50 million years old. Such trees grew in the USA, the state of Nevada.
The unique exhibit was received by the Museum and Exhibition complex from the Tyumen Siberian research and analytical center with support of the regional government.
As it is noted in the regional Museum, this object is interesting as it is a fossil consisting of opal and chalcedony. The organic matters were replaced with minerals, but the tree structure was preserved. It is both a stone and a tree.
“Such fossil trees are valued by collectors, they are beautiful and rare. At 50 centimeters in the diameter, the height of the exhibit is about 1.5 meters, the weight — 1800 kilograms. Such trees are found only on volcanic areas of the planet and not found in our region”, as it is said in the Museum.