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Solnhofen fossil shrimp plate, including standard
Solnhofen fossil shrimp plate, including standard €479,95

Solnhofen fossil shrimp plate, including standard

€479,95
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Article number: Gar1
EAN: 8784765321915
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Information

161-145 million years old

This shrimp lived in the late Jurassic about 161-145 million years ago in present-day Germany. They lived in a lagoon that was regularly closed off from the sea. The high salt content in both the water and the sediment has ensured that deceased animals could be well preserved and fossilized.

Germany

In the Altmühltal in Germany there are several limestone quarries. In the middle of this area lies the village of Solnhofen. The limestone from the area derived its name from this village. In reality, there are tens of kilometers of limestone quarries. The chance of finding fossils here yourself is not even very great. However, there are regular finds from the area due to the large scale of industrial extraction of limestone. This is mainly used for house building, sculpture or as a decorative stone.

Size

This beautiful plate with fossil shrimp has a weight of 2088 grams and a size of 20 x 24 x 1.5 cm. The stand is included.

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