This specimen is a fossil of a single ammonite shell, Pleuroceras, from Jurassic age rocks in Buttenheim, Germany.
Miniature Specimen. About 5cm x 4cm x 2cm.
The outer shell material has been replaced by pyrite, which has been polished to further enhance its appearance, contrasting with the matte grey calcareous matrix. This specimen exhibits beautiful detailing of the ridged whorls of the shell. Small irregularities in this surface represent suture patterns or other post-death alterations of the shell.
If you would like to pick this item up at our store front, please select "pick up" during checkout.
(for Mineral and Fossil Specimens)
fits in standard micromount box; needs microscope to see crystals
1/16" to 1-1/8"
fits in standard 1.25" Perky box
1-1/8" to 2.5"
too large to fit in standard 1.25" Perky box
2.5" to 4"
smaller than apple; if rock or ore sample use "Hand Specimen"
4" to 6"
larger than apple smaller than grapefruit
Extra Large Cabinet
aka Museum Specimen; larger than grapefruit but able to pickup
If your delicate specimen is over 70lbs we will refer you to our local Crating company for safer freight shipping!
*At customer expense.