This exquisite and rare sponge has been preserved in Marcasite and glitters a golden colour. The detail througout the specimen is exceptional and would make a fantastic addition to any collection. Highly aesthetic.
Sadly, the quarries where this beautiful specimen was discovered are now overgrown/filled in or water logged. This specimen has been carefully prepared from its surrounding matrix and then ground gem smooth and a high polish applied to reveal beautiful white and green calcite. The specimen has a cut base and would make an ideal display item. Now becoming very scarse.
We at Fossils Direct, strive to bring new and exciting material onto the open market. This is a very well preserved and large gastropod which is still in its original matrix, which is rare for these things. The matix also contains many other partial shells and gastropods which only adds interest to this rare and quite unique display item.
A lovely treble ammonite specimen which was discovered in 2014. The matrix has a cut base for upright display. each ammonite has been preserved in pale yellow calcite and really stands out against the grey background. Approximately 200 million years old. A unique item for the home or office space.