A stunning example of a highly pyritised ammonite fossil of the species Oxynoticeras lymense from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.
The fossil measures 98 mm (3.8 inches) across with matrix which is very large for this species. The ammonite is near-perfectly preserved on one side of a pyrite matrix with lots of smaller ammonites on the other side. The main ammonites still has the fine shell preserved on top of the pyrite, which is very uncommon in these fossils. The golden colour and shine is beautiful. 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. It weighs 280 grams.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection