A beautifully preserved partial skeleton which has been preserved in a hard mudstone nodule and then expertly prepared using acid techniques to reveal the Ichthyosaur's delicate bones. Any substantial bone material from the Lyme Regis area is very rare to obtain or collect thesedays. This stunning piece displays vertebrae and ribs with the back end of the skull and a complete eye ring. Also the fossil shows the important occipital bone at the back of the skull. Only very rarely do pieces of this quality come onto the open market for sale. A bespoke perspex display case and brass name plate is included with this fossil. Approximately 200 million years old. There are more images available on request and larger images in "showcase" fossils.
This superb "chunky piece" of original Marston Marble will make a great addition for the collector of fine fossils. The detail exhibited within each cross section of ammonite is wonderful. On the outside of the specimen there are preserved hundreds of tiny calcite crystals. The fossil has been ground gem smooth and a high polish applied both sides. A wonderful, unique and iconic fossil which is approximately 200 million years old.
A very good quality multi ammonite piece which is approximately 200 million years old. The matrix has a natural flat base for display options. Each ammonite has been preserved in solid brown calcite. A rare fossil from an iconic locality. A lovely collectors piece.