New Lichid Trilobite From Jorf - Very Rare

 
 
This is a very rare, undescribed (likely Lichid) trilobite from Jorf, Morocco. Only a handful of trilobites of this type have been found and this is one of the larger ones. There is some disarticulation in the body but the preparation is good and there is no restoration.

I collected this locality when I was in Morocco in November. The rock at this site is partially metamorphised, massive and has no discernible layers. It's almost amazing that there are well preserved trilobites in the rock given the geological changes that it has gone through.

Unlike nearly all other trilobite localities in Morocco, there are no layers that can be followed. This means that collecting mostly involves breaking down the boulders on the surface. The rock is pretty limited, so it's not like other localities where diggers can simply follow a layer for miles. The rock also has a glass-like property which makes preparation extremely difficult and time consuming.

The last two photos shows us collecting the locality.
FOR SALE
$995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Lichid
LOCATION
Jorf, Morocco
SIZE
1.11" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#34770
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