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 96 mm (3.78 inches) across with matrix which is very large for this species. The ammonite is very well preserved on both sides with detailed ribbing, suture lines and the many of the sought after spines still intact. The matrix of this ammonite is composed of the crushed outer whorl of the shell, making this a truly huge example of the species and one of the biggest I have ever found. There are also some smaller ammonites of the same species preserved on one side of the main ammonite. The golden colour and shine is beautiful. Some cracks in the matrix have been consolidated and the fossil is strong and stable. These ammonites are becoming much harder to find these days due to lack of erosion of the right layers of rock. A real one-off fossil for the collector of fine ammonites.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection