Scyphocrinites Crinoid Fossil (420 million years old), Well Preserved - Roadshow Collectibles

Scyphocrinites Crinoid Fossil (420 million years old), Well Preserved.

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Scyphocrinites Crinoid Fossil (420 million years old), Well Preserved. 

 

Crinoids were animals which were rooted to the floor of the ocean by a stem and had many armoured feeding arms which they used to filter the water for food. They first appeared in the Ordovician period and are still alive today.
The Scyphocrinites crinoids are quarried around Erfoud, Morocco by digging straight down 16 feet until the layer is reached. Once the crinoid horizon is located a tunnel is dug by hand. The rock, dirt, and crinoid slabs must then be hauled to the surface in baskets where they are reassembled and prepared. So it is a very labour-intensive process to bring a beautiful crinoid plate like this one to market.

Item Code - FOS11D2581WAR

Width: 10 1/4"  Height: 6 1/2"  Depth: 1 1/8"  Weight: 1.088 kg


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