Slice through fossilised wood revealing opal

Slice through fossilised wood revealing opal

E425/0585 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 48.2MB

Downloadable file size: 3.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Opal. Slice through a mineralised tree trunk revealing opal, a form of hydrous silicon oxide. This is a blue form of the mineral. The tree's fibres have been replaced by mineral deposits so that its internal structure, such as the yearly growth rings, are still clearly visible. Opal is never found in crystalline form, but as small veins, globules and crusts. It is precipitated from silica-rich solutions.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: fossil, hydrous silicon oxide, in mineralised wood, mineral, mineralised, mineralised wood, opal, silicon oxide, type, wood

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.