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FOSSIL SPONGE FROM THE CHALK - 80 million years old

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FOSSIL SPONGE
FROM THE CHALK


80 million years old

Part of a fossil sponge from the Upper Chalk. It has been carefully prepared from the chalk matrix. 
It is from an old university collection and is presented in a vintage glass museum display box.

This is a really lovely little collector's item!

During the late Cretaceous period Britain was submerged beneath a tropical sea.  On this sea floor was laid down white, limy mud, which became the familiar soft limestone we know as Chalk.  Sponges that lived on this sea floor are often preserved as fossils in the Chalk.


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Size: 7.8 x 4.2 x 2.4 centimetres (size of box)
Weight: 54 grams (including box)

PRICE: £16.00
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FOSSIL SPONGE FROM THE CHALK -  80 million years old
FOSSIL SPONGE FROM THE CHALK -  80 million years old FOSSIL SPONGE FROM THE CHALK -  80 million years old FOSSIL SPONGE FROM THE CHALK -  80 million years old FOSSIL SPONGE FROM THE CHALK -  80 million years old