An absolute classic piece of "Beetroot stone" that has been sliced, ground and a gem polish applied to reveal the beautiful detailing of this Jurassic Stromatolite. The colour is exceptional as it is a deep, rich pink which is seldom seen. A high quality specimen.
Preserved here is a sclerotic ring of an ichthyosaur's eye. The function of the sclerotic ring was to support the eye under water and is very rarely preserved. This is a huge example which has been carefully prepared from the surrounding matrix and the sides and back of the stone have been polished and a cut base has been provided for ease of display. An "eye catching" specimen from this iconic marine reptile.