5.1" Multi-Toned Drotops Trilobite - Huge Phacopid

This is a beautiful, 5.1" long Drotops megalomanicus trilobite quarried from Mrakib, Morocco. It's very 3D with good eye facet preservation and a naturally multi-toned shell coloration. There is a quartz seem running through the rock and the trilobite which adds to its character. About 3-4% shell restoration, mainly on the front of it's head.

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
Mrakib, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
5.1" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#193709
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