Bone Valley Blue Fossil Shells Lot, Beautiful and Rare Colors

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This is a lot of fossil seashells (gastropods and bivalves) recovered from a Pliocene-Pleistocene deposit in south Florida's famous Bone Valley Formation. 

This lot includes ten (10) specimens. Types included are : Cowrie, Crown Conch, Horse Conch, Ark Clam, Turban, Cone, and others. Most of these species are extinct, but some have extant relatives that can still be found on today's beaches (conch, clam, etc). Exact species include : Strombus Floridanus, Calophos Wilsoni, Anidara Callicestosa, Siphocypraea Problematica, and others. (I have not identified some of these yet - invertebrates are not my area of expertise). The smallest specimen measures approx. 1.5 inches and the largest measure approx. 4 inches (100mm) each.

These specimens have the characteristic blue coloration found in some Bone Valley pieces. This marbled coloration results from the unique mineral profile in the sediments and is considered highly-desirable by collectors (who sometimes refer to it as "Bone Valley Blue"). These pieces have beautiful marbling of gold, blue, black, and white. These pieces are mostly complete with just minor condition issues such as edge chips. One of the specimens has a cracked aperture with a small piece missing - this is visible in the photos. Other than these very minor issues, the majority of the pieces are in excellent overall condition.

Note - I have provided photos of the specimens dry and wet. The coloration is brighter and deeper when the surface is wet. You could choose to coat these specimens with a sealer (Butvar, poly, varnish, etc) to give them that permanent "wet" look. 

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. The photos shown indoors on paper are DRY. The photos shown outdoors in the sunlight on a wooden plank background are WET. You are purchasing all (10) of the specimens shown. Your purchase will include an ID label.