From the world-renown Black Jurassic oil-bearing shale of Holzmaden, Germany comes this large and exquisitely preserved Lytoceras trautscholdi species ammonite. Specimens like this are seldom discovered at this highly unique formation famous for producing some of the world's finest Jurassic marine life fossils. Modern quarry efforts have failed to produce many specimens like this that were once found in greater frequency years ago. If you are an advanced ammonite collector wanting one of the rarest possible ammonite specimens from one of the world's rarest and most coveted Jurassic provenances, then this specimen poses a VERY UNIQUE opportunity for you. If you wish to accent a room with one of nature's most beautiful prehistoric masterpieces, then this fossil would really set off any interior.
The entire ammonite is complete and possesses dense, original gold pyritization to the shell imprint that is so HIGHLY-prized. This gold tone to the creatures on the slab is COMPLETELY GENUINE AND NATURAL, formed by mineralization as the fossil was formed millions of years ago. The slab has been chemically sealed to protect and permanently stabilize this rare feature. Immense architectural value when used in any interior setting.
Some of the largest dinosaurs that ever walked the earth were in existence when this Lytoceras ammonite swam in the ancient seas alongside massive plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs!
Absolutely our highest recommendation. Even if you could care less about fossils of any kind, you would be hard-pressed to not find this specimen anything less than breath-taking!