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.
Fossils which have been damaged or poorly during their lives are sometimes preserved and are known a "pathological" specimens. This belemnite as can be seen in the images, has got a bent tip. The specimen has been beautifully preserved in solid brown calcite and is almost complete. A fantastic addition to any collection. areal good conversation starter piece.
Preserved on a bed of "Tuning Fork" graptolites (Didymograptus murchisoni) is this undetermined cystoid. This is the first example we have ever seen from this location and what makes it more special is the graptolites around it. A fabulous and extremely rare fossil.
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.