From the world-renown Black Jurassic oil-bearing shale of Holzmaden, Germany comes this exquisitely preserved Harpoceras species ammonite. Specimens like this are seldom discovered at this highly unique formation famous for producing some of the world's finest Jurassic marine life fossils. Modern quarry efforts have failed to produce many specimens like this that were once found in greater frequency years ago. If you wish to accent a room with one of nature's most beautiful prehistoric masterpieces, then this fossil would really set off any interior.
The entire ammonite is complete and possesses dense, original gold pyritization to the shell imprint that is so HIGHLY-prized. This gold tone to the creatures on the slab is COMPLETELY GENUINE AND NATURAL, formed by mineralization as the fossil was formed millions of years ago. The slab has been chemically sealed to protect and permanently stabilize this rare feature. Immense architectural value when used in any interior setting.
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!