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Asaphellus fezouatensis

Era: Paleozoic

Period: Lower Ordovician

Stage: Tremadocian (485.4 - 477.7 ma)

Location: Region of Drâa-Tafilalet, Zagora Province , Morocco

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 Floian, much less rich in fossils.

I have to say that this is the best Asaphus in this quarry that never I have seen, these trilobites are usually found split into a conspicuous in half leaving a conspicuous positive and negative. In this case, it has been chosen to clean it with sandblasting, making it very difficult plus your preparation but at first glance the result is incomparable.


Sandblasted fossil, well preserved, 100% natural, no restoration or painting.

Matrix measurements: 14 x 12.3 x 1.9 cm / 5.51 "x 4.84" x 0.75 "

Trilobite Measurements: 6.4cm / 2.52 "

Weight: 451 g / 0.996 lb


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

Asaphellus fezouatensis

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