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.
This lovely association also exhibits another Bivalve which is smooth (Neocrassina modiolaris)and an ammonite Garantiana garantiana). Multi assemblages such as this example are highly sought after by collectors. Quality fossils from this stretch of coastline are becoming scarse to find thesedays due to little erosion. The specimen is free-standing on its own matrix base and ready for display. Many hours of preparation have gone into this 167 million year old fossil.
This is a large and polished section through a piece of Eocene fossil wood which has been attacked by hundreds of shipworms which have burrowed into the wood some 50 million years ago. A very interesting and a very good conversational specimen.