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Lot 39: RARE AMMONITE PYRITE NODULE

Natural History Auction

by I.M. Chait

May 16, 2010

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Description: RARE AMMONITE PYRITE NODULE
Eleganticeras elegans
Jurassic, Toarcian stage
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

This lovely specimen is from a locality that yields barely two specimens per year and they are becoming increasingly scarce on the market. It looks like a shining metallic cannonball, the outer surface of the pyrite nodule polished to a silvery gun-metal sheen. But the real interest lies inside, split open to reveal the beautifully preserved remains of a Jurassic ammonite in both positive and negative, its dark coloring harmonizing beautifully with the dark slate gray stone. Measuring 2 5/8 inches wide, it is accompanied by two smaller specimens and each half of the nodule measures 6 1/8 inches wide.

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