Handcrafted in Wyoming
    Fossil Source: Wyoming & Madagascar

    This intriguing box is composed of African Zebrawood and Midwest American woods including Black Walnut, Cherry and Spalted Maple. The hinged lid has spectacular examples of Diplomystus and Priscacara fossil fish from the famed Green River Formation of Wyoming, which dates back to the Eocene some 56 million years ago. This unique pairing is accompanied by accents of Arizona Turquoise and a remarkable 66 million year old matched pair of Madagascar Ammonites. The Diplomystus measures 6.5 x 2 inches (16.51 x 5.08 cm), while the Priscacara is 5 x 2.5 inches (12.7 x 6.35 cm). The Ammonites are 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) in diameter. This ancient assortment allows one a quick walk into prehistoric times. This one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted box has the unique serial number 4786. It is in excellent condition and should appeal to anyone who can appreciate fossils in a utilitarian display.
    Overall Measurements: 25.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 inches (64.77 x 16.51 x 11.43 cm)

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    28th Sunday
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