4.5" Drotops Trilobite With Perfect Eyes

 
 
 
 
This is a beautifully preserved 4.5" Drotops trilobite quarried from Issoumour, Morocco. It's very 3D with outstanding eye facet preservation. The multi-toned shell coloration is quite beautiful. This distinctive coloration comes from a different quarry at Issomour than the black Drotops. Far fewer are found because the quarry has much more limestone overburden that must be removed. No significant restoration.

A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco showing the hard limestone layers being worked.
A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco showing the hard limestone layers being worked.


A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco.  The quarry following the horizon where this trilobites are found extends several kilometers around the mountain.
A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco. The quarry following the horizon where this trilobites are found extends several kilometers around the mountain.


How a Drotops might be found in the field, with part of the tail exposed in the broken rock.  It would then be prepared using airscribes and air abrasives a process that would likely take 20+ hours for a good specimen..
How a Drotops might be found in the field, with part of the tail exposed in the broken rock. It would then be prepared using airscribes and air abrasives a process that would likely take 20+ hours for a good specimen..


DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops megalomanicus
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
4.5" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#16073
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