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FOSSIL FISH - 50 million years old - Monte Bolca, Italy

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EOCENE FOSSIL FISH

50 million years old


Monte Bolca, Italy
   

A fossil fish from the famous fossil site of Monte Bolca in Italy. It is from an old University collection and may have been collected over a century ago. It has clearly been on display for a long period of time and would be improved by cleaning. It is retained in its original vintage display box which itself has seen a lot of wear. The fossil has been repaired in several places and is fixed to a card base, but what appears to be the largest repair is a calcite vein. Despite these shortcomings, it is a lovely fossil from a classic locality.

  

Monte Bolca is the collective name given to fossil sites near the village of Bolca in Northern Italy. The fossils from here have been known since at least the 16th century and were among the first beautifully preserved fossils to be known to Europeans.

  

The fossils are exquisite due to anoxic bottom water conditions preventing decomposition and protecting the corpses from scavengers. Over 200 species of fish have been recorded from the shallow water laminated limestones exposed in a number of quarries.

 
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Size: 16.5 x 8 x 2 centimetres (size of fossil)
Weight: 770 grams (including box)

PRICE: £190.00
FOSSIL FISH  - 50 million years old  -  Monte Bolca, Italy
FOSSIL FISH  - 50 million years old  -  Monte Bolca, Italy FOSSIL FISH  - 50 million years old  -  Monte Bolca, Italy FOSSIL FISH  - 50 million years old  -  Monte Bolca, Italy FOSSIL FISH  - 50 million years old  -  Monte Bolca, Italy