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Caption: Genus: Agate from centre of fossil tree; Taxon: Not Entered; Locality: Not known. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: This is another specimen of fossil wood collected by Charles Darwin in South America in 1834. The specimen is labeled 'agate found at the centre of a fossil tree'.
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Additional information: From Collection B: Darwin collection. At least two slides represent material collected by Darwin in Chiloe, southern Chile, in the course of the Voyage of the Beagle in 1835. Other similar slides, unlabeled, may also be Darwin's material, but more study is required. This material is similar in construction to slides cut by the professional lapidiary, Topping (whose slides for a separate collection below). Hooker and Darwin were close friends so perhaps these are specimens that Darwin passed to Hooker for study. Slides from the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, 1831-1836.
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7463


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