This Gogotte was found in the Paris Basin France, where some of the most beautiful naturally occurring sculptures are found. A rare and intriguing example, it dates from the Oligocene Period and is 28 – 33 million years old. It is produced when superheated water extruded through crevices into a basin of extremely fine white silicate sand. The silica then cemented the sand together to form the Gogotte’s fluid lines, which created natural sculptures.
This Gogotte is a rare natural beauty that formed within a rock that was deposited when the area was covered by sand dunes leaving a thick deposit of pure sand. Goggotes are formed from quartz crystals and calcium carbonate.
- Title: Gogotte
- Found Paris Basin France
- Date: 28 – 33 million years old
- Period: Early Oligocene Period
- Material: Quartz crystals and calcium carbonate
- Museum: Natural History Museum, London
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– Albert Einstein
Photo Credit: 1) JOM