Rare, Enrolled Eifel Geesops Trilobite - Germany

This is a special offering of a Geesops schlotheimi from the Eifel region of Germany. The collecting locality has been off limits since 1984, so material is extremely hard to come by. This specimen is perfectly enrolled and would be about 1" long if outstretched.

The site "Pelm-Salmer Weg" near the small village of Gees was collected over a 200 year period and served as the type stratum and locality for many classic Devonian trilobite species. The earliest trilobite described from the site dates back to 1825.

Due to the fact preparation methods at that time were much more crude than they are today, almost all existing Eifel material is poorly prepared. This specimen is one of a small amount of material recovered unprepared from an old collection after the collector passed away. It was just now prepared using modern day air abrasive techniques.
Geesops schlotheimi (Bronn 1825)
Gees, Eifel Region, Germany
Ahrdorf Formation, Flesten-Member
.6" wide, about 1" around curve
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