Dinosaur Bone in Yellow

Dinosaur Bone in Yellow

by Bernardo Cesare, Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Polarized light photomicrograph of a thin section of dinosaur bone collected in Utah, USA.
The image shows a highly porous structure, with pores filled with late chalcedony and a thin rim of carbonate, and the fossil remnants of the bone tissue. Black dots denote the original position of bone cells.

Width of view: 2,7 mm.
Utah, USA

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