4.8" Prone Drotops Trilobite With White Patina - Mrakib, Morocco

 
 
 
 
This is a 4.8" Drotops trilobite quarried from Mrakib, Morocco. It's very 3D with outstanding eye facet preservation and excellent preparation. The shell has a white patina to it. This is often seen on specimens from Mrakib where specimens from Issoumour tend to be jet black.

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..


FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops megalomanicus
LOCATION
Mrakib, Morocco
SIZE
4.8" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#146598
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