SPR02 Pyrite with Belemnite (fossil)
Dzheganas River, Northern Caucasus, Russia
12.7x 7.1x 2.3 cm
$395

A very rare matrix example of this unusual and rather playful mineral-fossil combination.  The tubelike shaft is the remnant of a squid-like creature called a  belemnite, and a pyrite concretion has formed at its opening. I only saw one other matrix example, but it had been repaired.  It reminds me of a fishing bob.







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