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 50 mm (1.97 inches) across with which is very large for this species. The ammonite is well-preserved on both sides with detailed ribbing and suture lines. Much of the shell is covered in an unusual crystalline pyrite matrix with a classic "fool's gold" appearance. A great and unusual example of the species. These ammonites are becoming much harder to find these days due to lack of erosion of the right layers of rock.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.