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    DOUBLE SIDED FOSSIL TRILOBITE PLATE WITH CUSTOM STAND
    Selenopeltis sp.
    Middle Ordovician, Kataoua Formation
    Boucharafine, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
    This dramatic double sided fossil plate has well over 18 complete individuals and numerous other partial Trilobites. Both sides of the fossil plate are readily visible when displayed on its custom steel stand. The tan plaque is covered with innumerable deep brown-black Trilobites who appear to be swimming in all directions. The fine brown ochre patina of the stand handsomely complements the fossil plate. When viewed from the side edge on, it is clear that numerous other Trilobites are still buried within this mass mortality plate - only those Trilobites found with their backs exposed were expertly excavated from the matrix. This unique fossil plate measures 34 ¼ x 24 inches and stands 27 ¼ inches high when displayed in its stand.


    Estimate: $15,000 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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