8.5" Silurian Fossil Crinoid (Scyphocrinites) Plate - Morocco

This is a Silurian aged, Scyphocrinites elegans crinoid from Boutschrafin, Erfoud, Morocco. There is one crown present with a nice section of stem still attached.

This plate comes from a slightly different location than most of these crinoids resulting in a different coloration. The rock only has two small repaired cracks, where most of the plates are heavily restored.

Comes with a display stand.

The Scyphocrinites crinoids are quarried around Erfoud, Morocco by digging straight down 16 feet until the layer is reached. Once the crinoid horizon is located a tunnel is dug along it by hand. The rock, dirt and crinoid slabs must then be hauled to the surface in baskets where they are reassembled and prepared. So it is a very labor intensive process to bring a beautiful crinoid plate like this one to market.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Scyphocrinites elegans
LOCATION
Boutschrafin, Erfoud, Morocco
SIZE
Rock 8.5x6.5"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#118542
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