Cretaceous Nautiloid Fossils with Calcite Crystals in Matrix, 1.25kg


This is a beautiful example of fossilized nautiloids with calcite (aragonite?) crystals in matrix rock. The exact species of nautilus is unknown and the only information I have on it is that is comes from a Cretaceous period deposit (approx. 79 to 149 million years ago). This block has been partially prepared to reveal some of the nautiloids. More detail could be revealed with further preparation.

Refer to the photos. The brass centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. It weighs approx. 1.25kg (or 2.75 pounds), and it measures approx. 5 by 5 by 3.5 inches in size. Your purchase will include an ID label.