Again, a beautiful example of a complete sponge which is approximately 175 million years old. No collecting has been allowed from this world famous locality for over 20 years. This sponge was collected in 1986 and has been fully prepared. A classic rarity for the collector.
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.
The Frodingham Ironstone of Scunthorpe is world famous for its amazing ammonites. However, there are other faunas to be found which are often overlooked. This is a fine "Scallop" shell, which has hardly changed over millions of years. This is a great and aesthetic display specimen on a chunky piece of matrix.