A stunning example of a large calcite ammonite fossil of the species Parkinsonia dorsetensis from Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset in the UK.
The fossil ammonite measures 260 mm (10.25 inches) across, which is large for this type of ammonite. It is very well preserved in crystalline calcite, and has been prepared out of the rock to reveal both sides of the shell. The ribs are very finely defined, and the mottled colour is beautiful. It is a buff yellow colour on one side and a darker grey on the other and can be displayed from either side. The rock matrix has a cut-flat base to allow it to stand freely for display. A great example of the species and impressive in the flesh. The fossil weighs 4.8 kg. These large and impressive fossils make great interior design pieces and are a great centrepiece and conversation starter. Many hours of preparation have gone into making this ammonite look its best for display.
Around 168 million years old (Bajocian, Middle Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.