JURASSIC PERIOD FOSSILIZED OCEAN FLOOR SLAB WITH ORIGINAL RIPPLE PATTERN
PERIOD (OXFORDIAN AGE): 161.2 - 155 million years ago
Originally quarried from
a rare locale in Eastern Europe, this is a large, beautiful white limestone
rock slab which happens to be the fossilized Jurassic Period ocean
floor, complete with perfectly preserved ripples from wave action
approximately 160 million years ago. In the source deposit, most
of the ripples were not well-preserved or concentrated as this piece is.
We hand-selected a limited collection of pieces direct from the former
quarry manager, carefully choosing all the best pieces with beautifully
defined prehistoric wave action ripples preserved in the stone as this
piece exhibits. Once we sell the collection, we will
be able to acquire any more as the quarry has long since been closed.
This is one of the
most intriguing architectural display fossils we have ever offered.
Amazing to see and
even more amazing to touch!
The condition of this fossil is 100%
original with NO
REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.
Slab is of an even thickness and could be mounted on a wall if a
custom-made frame were to be made. Slab can also be laid flat as
it was originally formed beneath the sea. If laid flat, this would
make an incredible base to display smaller fossils of various ocean life
resting on it such as fossil shark teeth, ammonite fossils or trilobite
fossils. The rock is hard, durable and very stable, so much so
that this slab could even be walked on without damaging the ripple
of the largest dinosaurs that ever walked the earth were in existence
when these ocean floor ripples were formed. As that was happening,
monstrous prehistoric sea reptiles such as massive plesiosaurs and
ichthyosaurs, swam over this fossilized sea bed. Formed
by ocean waves 160 million years ago when dinosaurs ruled the Earth!
IMPECCABLY PRESERVED 160 MILLION YEAR RIPPLED OCEAN FLOOR -
AMAZING ARCHITECTURAL ACCENT / TOUCH PIECE!!!!
by 19 overall, 1.5-2" thick
INCLUDES STAND Actual
Item - One Only