12.5" Silurian Fossil Crinoid (Scyphocrinites) Plate - Morocco

This is plate of Silurian aged, Scyphocrinites elegans crinoids from Boutschrafin, Erfoud, Morocco. There are several overlapping crowns present along with numerous stems. The entire rock measures 12.5x11" with the largest crown being about 4" long. As with basically all the crinoids from this locality the rock has been repaired with some gap fills as these crinoid tend to come out of the ground in many pieces.

Comes with a display stand.

The Scyphocrinites crinoids are quarried around Erfoud, Morocco by digging straight down 16 feet until the layer is reached. Once the crinoid horizon is located a tunnel is dug along it by hand. The rock, dirt and crinoid slabs must then be hauled to the surface in baskets where they are reassembled and prepared. So it is a very labor intensive process to bring a beautiful crinoid plate like this one to market.

Scyphocrinites elegans
Boutschrafin, Erfoud, Morocco
Rock 12.5x11"
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