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 Margaretia Dorus large algal frond, algae from the Wheeler Shale of Millard County Utah. This is a great fossil that exhibits superb detail of the Algae. Please look closely at the exquisite detail.
Here is a Burgess Shale Type Margaretia Dorus Algal frond fossil 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.
Margaretia are normally found in the Burgess Shale. This is a large example of the algal frond. Because these are found in the “Red Beds” of the Wheeler Shale formation, they exhibit great color and definition.
Markus is known world over because of his knowledge of these fossils.
This is a wonderful Burgess Shale Type Margaretia. It is 4 inches long on matrix that is 5 1/2 by 2 1/4. It is presented in high density foam.
Here is a quite rare and very desirable algal tuft from the Cambrian Period. They lived, thrived, and became extinct MILLIONS of years before the age of dinosaurs!