Front-polished Orthoceras plate with several raised (carved) fossils. These mortality plates display how these marine creatures travelled in schools. We have several of these plates in stock, but each one has a different variety of shapes and sizes of Orthoceras. We will choose the best available specimen at the time of your purchase. A stand will be included with your purchase.
Measurements: ~ between 6-8" wide x 8-9" long
Location: Morocco, Africa
Time Period: Ordovician to Triassic / ~350 myo
350 million years ago these extinct relatives of the chambered nautilus flourished in a warm, shallow sea which covered what is now the Sahara Desert. As the shells of these creatures accumulated on the sea floor they were buried by sediment and, over the ages, transformed into stone by physical and chemical processes. Today, this stone is quarried and polished by Moroccan craftsmen to reveal a rare glimpse of ancient life on Earth.