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MOROCCAN FOSSILS

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MOROCCO

The country of Morocco, located in northwest Africa, is rich with fossils such as ammonites, orthoceras, trilobites and dinosaur teeth. A portion of the Sahara Desert, which once was an ocean, is contained within Morocco and holds many remains of creatures that once inhabited the earth. Skilled artisans have taken great time and care to prepare and polish some of the fossils on this page, such as the Fossil nautiloids and select ammonites. Others such as the crinoids and fossil teeth are left in their natural state. The Dinosaur Store® staff hand selects ALL of the fossils from Morocco and only the finest specimens are accepted.

 

FOSSIL CRINOID

Scyhocrinus elegans

Devonian about 360 Million Years Old

Morocco

Commonly known as sea lilies, Crinoids are a member of the echinoderm group of animals (not plants) which all live in the sea. Among them are sea urchins, star fish, and brittle stars. The distinguishing features are their fivefold radial symmetry.

Measures 14" wide x 13-1/4"high x 2-3/4" thick

Height is 14-3/4" when on stand

$950. Crinoid without stand

$969.  Crinoid with stand

 

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Ammonites

Ammonites were cephalopods, predatory marine mollusks, and shared many similarities with their modern relatives, the squid, octopus and chambered nautilus. The term ammonite refers to an extinct group of mollusks. These creatures along with dinosaurs, died out at the close of the Cretaceous period, about sixty five million years ago. The most frequently preserved portion of the ammonite is the hard shell. This shell served as protection for the soft tissue of the animal and also allowed the animal to achieve buoyancy in the marine environment in which it lived.

 

Satin Spar Selenite Tea Light Candle Holders

$24

Color

Tea light holders will measure approximately 3-4 inches in diameter and approximately 3-4 inches tall, and will weigh 2-5 pounds.

Each of our selenite tea light holders is cut from a single large selenite crystal.  Choice of natural white or natural peach.  The shapes and sizes of the candle holders will vary  slightly as all crystals are unique.

Gypsum has several variety names that are widely used in the mineral trade. "Selenite" is the colorless and transparent or translucent variety that shows a pearl like luster and has been described as having a moon like glow.  The word selenite comes from the Greek for Moon and means moon rock.  Another variety is a compact fibrous aggregate called "satin spar selenite."  This variety has a very satin like look that gives a play of light up and down the fibrous crystals.

 

AMMONITE

ORTHOCERAS

MIX 1

Devonian 360 Million Years Ago

Cette Formation

Morocco

Measures  9-1/2" w x 10" h x 1-1/2" d

SOLD

Stand not included

 

Fossil Nautiloids

These squid-like mollusks were abundant in Paleozoic seas. Early nautiloids had straight, conical shells that were sealed off by internal walls as the animal grew bigger. Most nautiloids were swimming predators that used short tentacles to seize their prey.  The Fossil Nautiloids shown here are in a black limestone matrix and have been polished.  Slight color and pattern variations are to be expected because these are natural products and no two are alike.

 Heart Shaped Candy Dish

Orthoceras

360 million years old

Tindouf Basin, Morocco

$29.99

 

Dishes measure approximately 10" long x 7.5" wide and 1.62" high

Slight color and pattern variations are to be expected because these are natural products and no two are alike.

Small Shell-shaped Bowl

Orthoceras

360 million years old

Tindouf Basin, Morocco

$75.

Bowls measure approximately 10" in diameter and  2.25" high.   Acrylic stands are sold separately.

Slight color and pattern variations are to be expected because these are natural products and no two are alike.

Soap Dish

Orthoceras

360 million years old

Tindouf Basin, Morocco

$24

Dishes measure approximately 6.5" long x 5.25" wide and 1.5" high.

Slight color and pattern variations are to be expected because these are natural products and no two are alike.

Two heights available with each bookend measuring approximately:

3 to 4" wide x  3 to 4" deep and 5 to 7" tall.

Sold in pairs only.

Bookends

Orthoceras

360 million years old

Tindouf Basin, Morocco

Slight color and pattern variations are to be expected because these are natural products and no two are alike.

Two sizes available:

5" to 6" tall $45

6 to 7" tall  $55.

 

Carved Letter Holder

Ammonite. Goniatites

360 million years old

Tindouf Basin, Morocco

$38

Letter holders measure approximately 6" in diameter and 3" high

Slight color and pattern variations are to be expected because these are natural products and no two are alike.

Standard envelope used to show scale

Carved Decorative Wine Bottle

Orthoceras

360 million years old

Tindouf Basin, Morocco

$75.

Bottle measures 3.25" in diameter and is 11.25" high.

This bottle is solid and for decorative purposes only.

Slight color and pattern variations are to be expected because these are natural products and no two are alike.

 

Authentic Orthoceras

 

ORTHOCERAS #1115

Devonian 360 Million Years Ago

Cette Formation

Morocco

Measures 14" W x 12" H x 2" Deep

SOLD

 No Stand

with Acrylic Stand  $6. extra 

If you purchase this product, you get the exact one shown.

 

ORTHOCERAS #2

Devonian 360 Million Years Ago

Cette Formation

Morocco

Measures 15-1/2" W x 9" H x 2" Deep

SOLD

Stand not included

 

 

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