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Dactylioceras CF Anguinun Ammonite Block 160mm


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British ammonite limestone multi block excellently preserved and subsequently conserved with hours of preparation work which has produced a unique and aesthetically pleasing natural display specimen. Lost marine treasures brought back to life from a world famous Jurassic Scottish location. Read more below...

Genus: D. anguinun ammonites, described by Reinecke, Circa 1818
Age: Jurassic period, Upper Lias, Toarcian stage. 176 to 183 million years old
Location: Falciferum Zone, Braes, Bearreraig Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Block measurements.
Height: 10 cm
Width: 16.5 cm
Depth: 5.5 cm

Largest Ammonite measurement.
Diameter: 3.4 cm
Depth: 1.0 cm

Approximate overall weight: 0.465 Kg

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With over twenty individual fossil specimens prepared out of the limestone; this multi-block is a charming display piece and unique. Fossils from this region of similar quality, well preserved, and cleaned by an expert hand, (micro conservation techniques using the latest compressed air tool equipment) make a joy to hold. Very much a serious enthusiasts collector piece.

The two-tone; light brown to dark chocolate ammonite umbilicus (shell), picked out against the grey limestone shale (please refer to the images above), each in its original position, as laid down into the silty seabed of the Jurassic aeons ago. The layers and umbilicuses have a good three-dimensional depth, causing shadow when lit dramatically, enabling the block to exhibit very well.

Rarity and Location make an excellent stable, the northwestern Isles and particularly of the Isle of Skye producing some fine specimens. A rugged terrain, even in fair weather; the Bearreraig Bay has, like the rest of Skye, some of Scotlands most wonderful views across the Atlantic and towards other Isles around its shores. Among the coves and inlets are found wonderful fossils, which if one is very lucky, able and with much persistence may be resurrected from Scottish rocky coastal area limestones with experience of the tides and shoreline.