Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)
Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)
Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)
Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)
Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)
Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)
Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)
Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)
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Pyrite double-ammonite fossil (41 mm)

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A highly pyritised multi-ammonite fossil of the species Crucilobiceras densinodulum from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.

The fossil measures 41 mm (1.61 inches) across and consists of two large ammonite shells with their centres missing in a pyrite matrix. The detail in the fossils is great, they are well defined and the golden colour and shine is beautiful. These fossils are becoming hard to find due to a lack of erosion of the correct layers.

These multi-ammonite assemblages (or 'death beds') occur when lots of shells came together on the seafloor before being fossilised together, often collecting around an obstacle in the mud like a piece of wood or larger shell. They are a beautiful snapshot of life (and death) on the seafloor almost 200 million years ago.

Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.