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Beautiful association of three species of trilobites in the same matrix, Ampyx priscus, asaphus sp. & Placoparia sp.


Era: Paleozoic

Period: Lower Ordovician

Stage: Tremadocian (485.4 - 477.7 ma)

Location: Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Zagora Province , Morocco

Horizon: Harpides sp. & Asaphellus sp.

Coordinates: 30 ° 33'02.4 "N 6 ° 05'54.2" W

Description: The Fezouata formation or Fezouata schist contains extraordinary fossils due to the fact that the animals were quickly buried by storm deposits formed by silt and clays, favorable conditions for the conservation of soft tissues (now pyritized or altered due to a mixture of oxides and iron hydroxides, hence its orange-red color)

The fossils belong to two intervals, Tremadocian and Floiense, much less rich in fossils.

Fossil well preserved, cleaned with hammer and sandblast, 100% natural, without restoration or painting.

Matrix measurements: 15.1 x 8.1 x 2.2cm / 5.94 "x 3.91" x 0.87 "

Measure trilobite: 6.8 cm / 2.68 "

Weight: 524 g / 1,155 lb


This piece will travel insured in a safety package to arrive in perfect condition.

Ampyx priscus, Asaphus sp. & Placoparia sp.

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