Preserved in a large rectangular block of chalk is this stunning and rare example of this cretaceous chalk sponge. The sponge has been expertly prepared. Examples like this are very seldom seen for sale as most of them end up in museum collections. This is a particularly fine and extremely sought after specimen.
After a huge amount of hours of preparation to free this sponge from the surrounding chalk block, it is now presented as a stunning three dimensional sponge. The sponge is totally hollowed out and now appears as it would in its natural lifetime. A fantastic addition to any collection.
Lyme Regis being one of the most famous fossiliferous locations in the world, is always associated with its fine marine animals. However, on very rare occasions fossil insects can be found. This specimen from a small piece of woodstone, exhibits a set of complete wing cases,which is exceptionally rare! These particular fossils are highly sought after throughout the world by collectors. Approximately 200 million years old.