Fossilization History of Fossil Resin from Jambi Province (Sumatra, Indonesia) Based on Physico-Chemical Studies
AbstractA unique specimen of fossil resin originating from the Dipterocarpaceae tree family found in Miocene brown coal deposits in Jambi Province (Sumatra, Indonesia) was investigated via microscopic observations, microhardness testing and infrared and Raman spectroscopic methods. Its form is rare in nature, being an aggregate of three varieties of resin differing in colour, transparency and internal structure. This suggests the formation of the resins at different stages. Further alteration processes, including fossilization and maturation of the resin in a swamp environment resulted in stepwise aromatization of the cyclohexane ring in steroids and cross-linking through formation of ester bonds as well as carbon–carbon bonds between steroid molecules. The various environmental and geological conditions affecting the formation processes of the resins were recorded in their physico-chemical properties. Additionally, heating conditions accelerated by volcanism were proposed as a factor determining the maturation grade of the resin. View Full-Text
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Naglik, B.; Kosmowska-Ceranowicz, B.; Natkaniec-Nowak, L.; Drzewicz, P.; Dumańska-Słowik, M.; Matusik, J.; Wagner, M.; Milovsky, R.; Stach, P.; Szyszka, A. Fossilization History of Fossil Resin from Jambi Province (Sumatra, Indonesia) Based on Physico-Chemical Studies. Minerals 2018, 8, 95.
Naglik B, Kosmowska-Ceranowicz B, Natkaniec-Nowak L, Drzewicz P, Dumańska-Słowik M, Matusik J, Wagner M, Milovsky R, Stach P, Szyszka A. Fossilization History of Fossil Resin from Jambi Province (Sumatra, Indonesia) Based on Physico-Chemical Studies. Minerals. 2018; 8(3):95.Chicago/Turabian Style
Naglik, Beata; Kosmowska-Ceranowicz, Barbara; Natkaniec-Nowak, Lucyna; Drzewicz, Przemysław; Dumańska-Słowik, Magdalena; Matusik, Jakub; Wagner, Marian; Milovsky, Rastislav; Stach, Paweł; Szyszka, Arkadiusz. 2018. "Fossilization History of Fossil Resin from Jambi Province (Sumatra, Indonesia) Based on Physico-Chemical Studies." Minerals 8, no. 3: 95.
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