Pyritized Triarthrus Trilobite With Legs! - New York

 
The localities that preserve trilobites with soft bodied preservation can probably be counted on one hand. One of these localities is the historic Beecher's beds in the Lorraine Group of NY. Less than a decade ago a new locality was discovered a short distance away that has produced amazing, soft bodied preservation of trilobites and other organisms. Because of the rapid burial of the trilobites, in an anoxic environment the soft body parts were replaced by pyrite preserving details not typically seen.

This is a beautifully preserved, .81" long venral specimen with excellent leg preservation.

Preparation of these soft bodied specimens is an immensely time consuming task. It is done under high magnification using extremely low pressure air abrasion. A specimen like this would have taken many hours to complete.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Triarthrus eatoni
LOCATION
Lewis County, NY
FORMATION
Whetstone Gulf Formation, Lorraine Group
SIZE
.81" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#26434
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