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ORTHOCERAS (SMALL EXAMPLE IN GIFT BOX) - 400 million years old - Morocco

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ORTHOCERAS
  
Small example presented in a lidded gift box with label

400 million years old


Rissani, near Erfoud, Morocco
 
A lovely polished example of this curious fossil which makes a great gift.

Orthoceras is a primitive marine animal with a tapering cylindrical shell made up of closely-spaced chambers.  It is related to the ammonites. It was common in the seas 400 million years ago and must have been an active swimmer, scavenging on small animals.

Orthoceras became extinct at the end of the Triassic period. The fossils are in black limestone that was originally a mud on the ancient sea floor. The fossils themselves are preserved in white calcite which makes a stunning contrast to the limestone. 
  
Please note:  The photographs are typical examples of what we have.  You will receive the best example from our current stock.
 
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Size: approx. 7 to 8 centimetres long fossil in a lidded gift box
Weight: approx 100 grams

Price per specimen


PRICE: £7.50