54 Pound Museum Sized Fossil Orthoceras Mass Extinction Plate With Display Stand
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54 Pound Museum Sized Fossil Orthoceras Mass Extinction Plate With Display Stand:
This is a massive museum sized orthoceras mass extinction plate that was collected from Morocco. The plate has been professionally prepped by carving away and polishing the black and brown marble looking limestone to reveal these amazing specimens. These orthoceras were a cephalopod not a gastropod which is snail-like in features. These Cephalopods were marine type animal closely related to a modern-day cuttlefish or squid. They went extinct in the last mass extinction about 250 million years ago. They are similar to an ammonite but instead of having a curled shell they stayed elongated and had a "cone like" shell. They would continuously add new segments to their shell to accommodate for their growing size that you can see in the close-up photos. These fossils date back to 390-250 mya and make a wonderful aesthetically pleasing display. The white line towards the bottom portion of the plate is a natural quartz like vein in the rock it is not a crack or a repair. The plate weighs in at54 pounds8 ounces and measures about 23 1/2x20 x 17/8 inches thick. This massive fossil plate makes a wonderful addition to any collection or a great window eye-catching display piece to get your customers attention. We will give the winner of this sale the display stand for free, Enjoy!
Please check out the rest of our listings as we will be adding new fossils and minerals weekly or even daily. We are a four generation family of rock hounds and we have been selling gems, jewelry, minerals, crystals, beads & accessories, meteorites, tektites and fossils for over thirty years, and are trying out the sale world. If you are interested in any of these types of items but don't see them on our listings, please contact us for inquiries. We have thousands of items in stock and probably carry what you are looking for. If we don't have what you need currently on our shelves, we will attempt to track it down for you!
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