Just look at the detail in this plate collected and cleaned by World Famous Fossil Expert, Markus Martin.
This is a museum quality Burgess Shale Type Eiffelospongia from the Pierson Cove Formation, Drum Mountains of Utah. This is a great fossil that exhibits superb detail right down to the hair-like root tuft of the sponge. Please look closely at the exquisite detail.
Here is a Burgess Shale Type Eiffelospongia fossil sponge from the Cambrian Period. They lived, thrived, and became extinct Millions of years before the age of dinosaurs! We call this Burgess SHALE TYPE because they are not found in the Burgess Shale in Canada, where collecting is forbidden, but in similar deposits in Utah. This was found and prepared by fossil expert Markus Marin. Because of his vast knowledge and skill this Rare animal from Utah is prepared beautifully.
Eiffelospongia are normally found in the Burgess Shale. This sponge is composed of an oval mass, from which long and relatively thin hair-like root emerges.
Markus is known world over because of his knowledge of these fossils.
This is a wonderful Burgess Shale Type Marpolia.
Here is a quite rare and very desirable sponge from the Cambrian Period. They lived, thrived, and became extinct MILLIONS of years before the age of dinosaurs!