Polished Fossil Coral (Actinocyathus) From Morocco - 2 1/2" to 3"

These are small fossil coral (Actinocyathus) specimens from the Djebel Ouarkziz Formation of Morocco. They have been polished to a glossy finish on one side which really allows for the detailed structures of the coral head to be seen.

The photos are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, but don't picture the exact ones. They vary in exact shape and patterning, though they all range from 2.5 to 3" wide.

This is a beautiful piece of fossil coral, collected near Assa Zag, Morocco in the Western Sahara. It's Early Pennsylvanian in age, or approximately 320 million years old. The polishing allows for the beautiful, inner structure of the coral colony to be seen. It looks very similar to the fossil coral "petoskey stones" found in Michigan, though a slightly different genus of coral.

The genus is Actinocyathus, a type of rugose coral. It had been previously identified as Hexagonaria from the Devonian, though that initial information provided to us appears to be incorrect. A paper on the fossil coral assemblage can be found at the link below:

Mississippian-like rugose corals from a Bashkirian biostrome in the Tindouf Basin, S. Morocco
FOR SALE
$7
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$6
10+ Pieces
$5
DETAILS
FOSSIL SPECIES
Actinocyathus sp.
AGE
Early Pennsylvanian (~320 Million Years)
FORMATION
Djebel Ouarkziz Formation
LOCATION
Assa Zag, Western Sahara, Morocco
SIZE
2.5 to 35" wide
PRODUCT ID
P-915