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  • Date of production quaternary
  • Place of creation Wieliczka, Poland
  • Dimensions height: 11 cm, width: 9 cm, depth: 8 cm
  • ID no. MŻKW III/410
  • Museum Kraków Salt Works Museum in Wieliczka
  • Subjects nature
  • Object copyright Kraków Salt Works Museum in Wieliczka
  • Digital images copyright public domain
  • Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska’s Virtual Museums project
  • Tags salt , 3D , 3D plus , public domain
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This is a single coral skeleton, with preserved calyx and lateral packets.
Salt deposits precipitated from seawater. However, in the periods preceding or following this process, the sea could have been an environment for the development of various animal organisms. The coral in salt is, however, testimony to the “abuse” of laws by nature...

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This is a single coral skeleton, with preserved calyx and lateral packets.
Salt deposits precipitated from seawater. However, in the periods preceding or following this process, the sea could have been an environment for the development of various animal organisms. The coral in salt is, however, testimony to the “abuse” of laws by nature; corals could not have lived either at the time of the formation of salt deposits in the sea or at the moment of vigorous development of the latter; the sea was not salty enough so that the latter could precipitate. The original combination in one “specimen” occurred under different circumstances. The dead trace of organic life, in the form of coral, was trapped in salt only when it could “clot” at the bottom of the warm sea.

Elaborated by Witold Kuc (Kraków Salt Works Museum in Wieliczka), © all rights reserved

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