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    RARE DEVONIAN STARFISH
    Encrinaster roemeri
    Devonian
    Hunsrück slate, Bundenbach, Germany

    A perfect starfish of a rare species, with all its appendages and fine details from textured arms down to the star shaped mouth, is presented on natural black slate from the Hunsrück slate of Germany. Originally the slate was mined for roof tiles and chalk boards, but with the advent of other materials, the slate is no longer mined and the quarries have been closed. Fine specimens such as this can now only be found in old collections. The starfish with its curled arms measures 2 ½ x 1 ½ inches on the night dark slate measuring 6 ½ x 7 inches.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
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