MIDAS TOUCH Pyritized Eldredgeops Trilobite and Sponge Association

Eldregeops (Phacops) rana

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Phacopidae

with Porifera indet. and Crinoidea indet.

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite: 8 mm across Sponge: 85 mm by 30 mm (maximum) Matrix: 145 mm by 130 mm

Fossil Site: Windom Shale, Hamilton Group, Moscow Formation, Erie County, New York

Code: PYT119

Price: $750.00

MIDAS TOUCH Pyritized Eldredgeops Trilobite and Sponge AssociationDescription: Here is a remarkable example of preservation: a totally pyritized Eldredgeops rana trilobite. Its rich golden color has led me to coin the term Midas Touch when referring to these specimens. This is a recent find, and one that I do not believe has ever been offered before. Pyrite is typically probe to the oxidative degradation termed “pyrite disease”. Examples of these have been subjected to forcing conditions with no ill effects. Nevertheless as a precaution they have been given a coating of an achival quality material which is employed in the conservation of ancient artifacts. While all found to date are somewhat small, they make up for lack of size in tremendous eye appeal. I have very few of these, so if you want to add one to your collection be quick. There is a large sponge which dominates the plaque. Notice the upper quarter which shows that the sponge overlies a crinoid. The outline can be seen with the calyx pointing to the left and the stem extends to the right completely across the sponge. This one is the ONLY example of an association piece that I have.

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