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  • MEDITERRANIC

    on January 14, 2020

    Restoration details: No restoration. 100% natural. An absolute astonishing museum specimen.

    This is, for sure, one of the most beloved trilobites from Morocco. With an also mythical history, this species were first found near Mader, more than one decade ago, it was almost monopolized by a single dealer and soon disappear from the market, as the number of specimens found was very low. Very few collectors were able to buy one, even with the inflated prices caused by its extreme rarity.

    In this new Mrakib quarry, the species is extremely rare. It is very rare to find complete individuals like this one (and a second one) we were able to secure - of course for a little fortune in Morocco, replicating the times of the discovery of the species. We don't know if any other individual will ever be found, Extractions realities are quickly changing in Morocco mountains and difficult quarries will be abandoned, in general, in a very near future.

    Long spines and a unique morphology identify this jewel from Moroccan trilobites. This one has been prepared with the genal spines half freestanding and the final display resulted astonishing. With more than 7 cm and a stunning careful preparation that enhances the pustules at pigydium and cephalon, it is for sure one of the best specimens ever prepared. A museum item.

    The astonishing images speak for themselves. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.


    Dimensions: Specimen: 7,3 x 5,4 cm; Matrix: 10,3 x 9,9 cm.

    Weight: around 480 g.

    Finding locality: Jbel Mrakib, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

    Taxonomy:
    Species: Acanthopyge aff. haueri; Family: Lichidae; Order: Lichida; Class: Trilobita.

    Geological period: Devonian, from Paleozoic Era.

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