Question - Which of the following is a Permineralized fossil?

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Permineralization is a process of fossilization in which mineral deposits form internal casts of organisms. Carried by water, these minerals fill the spaces within organic tissue. In geology, petrifaction or petrification is the process by which organic material becomes a fossil through the replacement of the original material and the filling of the original pore spaces with minerals. Petrifaction takes place through a combination of two similar processes: permineralization and replacement. Types of Fossil Preservation Carbonization. Carbonization often occurs in the preservation of plants and soft organisms. Petrifaction. Recrystallization. Replacement. Casting. Trace Fossils. One of the common types of fossils is permineralization. This occurs when the pores of the plant materials, bones, and shells are impregnated by mineral matter from the ground, lakes, or ocean. In some cases, the wood fibers and cellulose dissolve and some minerals replace them. The four types of fossils are: mold fossils (a fossilized impression made in the substrate - a negative image of the organism) cast fossils (formed when a mold is filled in) trace fossils = ichnofossils (fossilized nests, gastroliths, burrows, footprints, etc. )

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dinosaur-dung-worth-big-bucks-at-auction/

Dinosaur Dung Worth Big Bucks At Auction. A pile of dinosaur dung 130 million years old sold at a New York auction for nearly $1, 000. The prehistoric deposit fetched $960 at Wednesday's auction, said a spokeswoman for Bonhams New York. Its pre-auction estimate was $450.

https://sciencing.com/five-different-types-fossils-7152282.html

Fossil Types Five different types of fossils are body fossils, molds and casts, petrification fossils, footprints and trackways, and coprolites.

https://geology.com/stories/13/petrified-wood/

Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite, or another inorganic material such as opal.

https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/how-to-become-a-primate-fossil-135630567

Fossils are rare because their formation and discovery depend on chains of ecological and geological events that occur over deep time. Only a small fraction of the primates that have ever lived has been preserved as fossils.

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/amnh/dinosaurs/dinosaur-fossils/v/what-is-a-fossil

Fossils are naturally-preserved physical traces of long-dead organisms. Usually, these traces consist of an organism's hard parts, such as bones, teeth, shells, or wood.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/fossil

fossil. The evidence in rock of the presence of a plant or an animal from an earlier geological period. Fossils are formed when minerals in groundwater replace materials in bones and tissue, creating a replica in stone of the original organism or of their tracks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permineralization

Permineralization is a process of fossilization in which mineral deposits form internal casts of organisms. Carried by water, these minerals fill the spaces within organic tissue.

https://www.amnh.org/dinosaurs/dinosaur-bones

The most common process of fossilization happens when an animal is buried by sediment, such as sand or silt, shortly after it dies. Its bones are protected from rotting by layers of sediment. As its body decomposes all the fleshy parts wear away and only the hard parts, like bones, teeth, and horns, are left behind.

https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossils/casmol.html

Natural casts are formed when minerals are deposited within the mold. Casts can also be synthetically created when the molds are filled or covered with synthetic material, such as latex or plaster of paris, to generate a replica of the organism.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-to-become-a-fossil-after-you-die

Birds, for example, are very, very rare in the fossil record, because avian bones are incredibly fragile, and are unlikely to remain intact long enough to become fossils. On the other hand, it turns out humans are actually fairly well-suited to becoming fossils.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrified_wood

Petrified wood (from the Latin root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation.

https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/MunGun3.html

The type of rocks in which dinosaur fossils (and almost all other fossils) are found is called sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rock generally occurs as flat layers called strata (single layers called stratum).

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/amber-fossil-supply-chain-has-dark-human-cost/59

Amber is found in many places around the world, from Alaska to Madagascar, but the largest deposits exploited for jewelry and science are in the Dominican Republic, the Baltic region of Europe, and Myanmar, also known as Burma.

https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/australia-over-time/fossils/how-are-fossils-formed/

Fossils are formed in different ways, but most are formed when a plant or animal dies in a watery environment and is buried in mud and silt. Soft tissues quickly decompose leaving the hard bones or shells behind. Over time sediment builds over the top and hardens into rock.