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Hidden beauty.

A few years back a close friend gave me a trilobite. He had received a shipment of fossils from Morroco and had a large box of trilobites in various states of disrepair. They had been roughly chiseled out of the matrix enough for you to see that they were large trilobites. A large, enrolled one, caught my eye and he graciously gave it to me for free. It sat on a bench in my garage until recently when I ran out of projects to work on. I took it off of the shelf and used an air scribe to clean all of the excess matrix off. It turned out to be one of the finest specimens that I've seen. It's a species of Phacops from the Devonian. It just goes to show that each fossil you find could be a diamond in the rough.
Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

ID769
Memberpaleobum
Date Added1/21/2007

  

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