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SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID) FROM THE CHALK - 80 million years old - Cuxton, Kent

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FOSSIL SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID)

80 million years old
Upper Chalk  (Cretaceous period)


Cuxton, near Rochester, Kent

This heart-shaped Micraster is complete and well-preserved, but slightly distorted. A lovely little fossil.

Sea urchins, or echinoids, are marine creatures with shells covered in spines, which became detached when the animal died. Fossils of the sea urchin Micraster can be found in the Chalk of southern England. 

This fossil is from an old collection and was collected in the 1980s from the large Cuxton chalk quarry adjacent to the M2 motorway. It is presented in a vintage glass museum display box.
 
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Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 centimetres
Weight: 35 grams (including box)

PRICE: £12.00
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