Pyrite – Early Jurassic Sealife “Death Bed” Fossil – Cased


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This pyrite (pyritized) fossil is from Charmouth Beach, Charmouth, West Dorset, Dorset,  England, United Kingdom. This is Englands favorite fossil collecting area.  Animal fossils from the Jurassic Period wash out of the cliffs and can be found mixed in the gravels of the beach. Several species of minerals contributed to the fossilization of the animals including pyrite.This is a pyrite or pyritized ammonite fossil (“Death Bed”) of the species Crucilobiceras densinodulum that dates to about 196 million years in age. It is accompanied by several unidentified bi-valve fossils. The fossil has been cleaned and stabilized then coated with a protective lacquer to prevent deterioration of the fossil. The pyrite has a bronze to gold color and a sub-metallic to metallic luster. This is a double sided piece.  The fossil measures approximately 70 x 53 x 8 mm. It comes in a glass covered case that measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 inches inches

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Weight 7 oz

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