A stunning example of a highly pyritised ammonite fossil of the species Crucilobiceras densinodulum from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.
The fossil measures 105 mm (4.13 inches) across with matrix which is very large for this species. The ammonite is well-preserved on both sides in the centre of the matrix that is composed of the crushed outer whorl of the shell. The ribs are very finely defined and the golden colour is beautiful. There are also a few smaller ammonites in the matrix, including a tiny one that is only a few millimetres across and sits right in the centre of the large ammonites in a very unusual way. A great example of the species. These ammonites are becoming harder to find these days. This fossil was found in multiple pieces (as is often the case with these very large pyrite ammonites), and has been repaired back together and is very solid and strong.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection