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    UNIQUE DOUBLE AMMONITE SCULPTURE
    Schloenbacchia variosis
    Cretaceous
    Atlas Mountains, Khenifra Province, Morocco

    For many years, amazing specimens have been coming out of the Sahara Desert region of Morocco - not surprising given the abundance of marine fossils from the area. The country is famous for the amount and variety of fossils it produces and often these specimens have been "worked" to enhance and highlight the natural beauty of the pieces. In this case, there is a tiny chambered Ammonite perched atop another - very big chambered Ammonite, which both display well defined and complexly crystalline sutures. The fossils are not only designed to fit together, but also onto a base designed to showcase this unique pair of fossils. As a lagniappe, a third Ammonite of a different species is embedded in the stone base. These chambered Ammonites are some of the most attractive from Morocco and really preserve the main characteristics of the cephalopods: the superb chambers. This is a big, decorative and unique remnant of Cretaceous Morocco.
    Overall Measurements: 16 x 12 x 5 inches (40.64 x 30.48 x 12.7 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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