A stunning example of a highly pyritised multi-ammonite fossil of the species Echioceras raricostatum from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.
The fossil measures 58 mm (2.28 inches) tall, with the larger ammonite being 47 mm across, which is a good size for this species. There are two ammonites preserved in a limestone matrix which have been prepared out to reveal the whole shells. This is very unusual for this species of ammonite, as they are usually not preserved in hard matrix like this. The ammonites have a wonderful golden metallic colour and shine. The matrix has a cut-flat base to allow it to stand freely for display. This makes it perfect for the mantlepiece. A great example of an uncommon species. Incredible in the flesh. These ammonites are becoming much harder to find these days due to lack of erosion of the right layers of rock. The piece weighs 125 grams.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.