4.8" Fossil Clam (Mercenaria) With Fluorescent Calcite - Rucks Pit, FL

This is a 4.8" wide, fossil clam (Mercenaria permagna) from the the famous Ruck's Pit quarry in Florida. The interior of the clam is filled with golden-yellow, fluorescent calcite crystals which can be seen throughout the specimen.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Ruck's Pit was a small cement quarry that produced some amazing crystal lined fossils during the 2000s. Around 2006, the quarry was shut down and filled in with water. While some material can still be found in tailing piles from the quarry, high quality specimens of these remarkable crystal-filled fossils are becoming hard to acquire.

A geological paper on they unique geology and fossil occurrences in Ruck's Pit can be found here.
FOR SALE
$95 $76
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mercenaria permagna
LOCATION
Ruck's Pit, Fort Drum, Florida
FORMATION
Nashua Formation
SIZE
Clam: 4.8" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#280375
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