From the world-renown Black Jurassic oil-bearing shale of Holzmaden, Germany comes this exquisitely preserved Black fossil shale slab featuring one large Lytoceras trautscholdi ammonite. The gold ammonites are naturally colored by their mineralization as the fossil was formed millions of years ago. This gold color is highly prized but varies in intensity.
Specimens like this are now becoming quite rare as almost all large-scale quarrying operations in the formation have ceased. It is likely, Holzmaden fossils of exceptional quality and size like this breath-taking example will appreciate in the future as demand far outstrips supply. Holzmaden is a highly unique formation, famous for producing some of the world's finest Jurassic marine life fossils. This specimen is perfect for either a collector of unusual and impressive fossil specimens or for an memorable centerpiece for interior design. Highly recommended to accent a room with one of nature's most beautiful prehistoric masterpieces as this would really set off any interior. The ammonites and slab have been chemically sealed to protect and stabilize the pyrite feature.
Some of the largest dinosaurs that ever walked the earth were in existence when these ammonites swam in the ancient seas alongside massive plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs! 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!