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AMX246 - GIANT 2-SIDED FOSSIL SLAB OF JURASSIC GOLDEN PYRITE AMMONITES IN A LINE ON BLACK SHALE

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AMX246 - GIANT 2-SIDED FOSSIL SLAB OF JURASSIC GOLDEN PYRITE AMMONITES IN A LINE ON BLACK SHALE

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ITEM # 
AMX246
ID
Harpoceras, Hildoceras, Dactylioceras
FOUND
Holzmaden Black Shale Formation (Lias Epsilon) - Stuttgart, Germany
AGE
JURASSIC:  200 million years ago
SIZE
31" x 23" overall, largest ammonite 7" across
CONDITION
100% GENUINE - NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION
NOTE
ALMOST ALL QUARRIES NOW CLOSED SO EXAMPLES OF THIS SIZE
AND QUALITY HAVE BECOME EXCEEDINGLY RARE!
Actual Item - One Only
Comes with a certificate of authenticity / information sheet

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From the world-renown Black Jurassic oil-bearing shale of Holzmaden, Germany comes this SUBSTANTIAL and exquisitely preserved mass mortality slab of gold pyrite Jurassic ammonites of three varieties - Harpoceras, Hildoceras and Dactylioceras.  The slab is  UNBROKEN.  What is unusual is that, unlike all other slabs where the ammonites are randomly scattered, this slab shows a row of them!  We do not recall ever seeing a piece with such an arrangement.  The back side also has a large ammonite where a lower rich fossil-bearing layer is exposed and on it is a large Hildoceras ammonite on a bed of other tightly packed smaller ammonites and bivalves.  There are numerous smaller ammonites on BOTH sides of this slab as shown above.  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.  In this specimen, is unusually well-pronounced.  The slab looks stunning displayed standing up on its end or on its side. 

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.  NO REPAIR, RESTORATION OR FABRICATION.

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!  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!

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