3.1" Pyritized Orthocerid Cephalopod (Michelinoceras) Fossil - Poland

This is a pyritized fossil orthocerid cephalopod that is still preserved within the rock it was found in. It is Devonian - Famennian in age and comes from Kowala, Poland. The rock fractured during collection, requiring crack repair throughout the rock and fossil.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The mineral pyrite or iron pyrite is commonly referred to as Fool's Gold because its metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold. In the old mining days, pyrite was sometimes mistaken for gold. Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals with the chemical formula FeS2. Pyrite crystals occur in many shapes and habits, including cubes of all sizes, penetration twin cubes, pyritohedral clusters and as small druzy crystals that can exhibit a beautiful glistening effect.

Michelinoceras sp.
Kowala, Poland
3.1" long cephalopod in 4.4 x 2.9" rock
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