Top 1 % Trilobite. Just look at the detail in this plate collected and cleaned by World Famous Trilobite Expert, Markus Martin.
This trilobite block is a museum quality Outstanding Top Olenellus gilberti Trilobite. This is a great trilobite that exhibits superb detail. Please look closely at the exquisite detail. It appears this one has had damage to the right side. Maybe a bite from a predator, but he survived to molt again.
Here is a quite rare and very desirable trilobite from the Cambrian Period, the “Age of Trilobites.” They lived, thrived, and became extinct Millions of years before the age of dinosaurs! Trilobites spanned a time that covered 5 periods spanning over 300 million years of Earth’s history. This was found and prepared by trilobite expert Markus Marin. Because of his vast knowledge and skill this outstanding Top Olenellus gilberti Trilobite is prepared beautifully. Markus outlined the trilobite using air abrasive exposing the superb detail.
Markus is known world over because of his knowledge of these fossils. He has been digging trilobites and other fossils around the country and the world. Because of some of his finds were so special, he has published many papers on the subject of trilobites.
This Outstanding Top Olenellus gilberti Trilobite is one of the most rare and recognizable trilobites. Here is a very nice trilobite from the Cambrian Period, the “Age of Trilobites.” They lived, thrived, and became extinct MILLIONS of years before the age of dinosaurs!
This great piece is a must have for all fossil lovers. With the rock measuring roughly 6 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches, this Outstanding Top Olenellus gilberti Trilobite measures 1 1/2 inch and exhibits great detail in the main body and head as well as the body spines..
Olenellus, genus of trilobites common in, but restricted to, Cambrian rocks and thus a useful guide fossil for the Early Cambrian. Olenellus had a well-developed head, large and crescent like eyes, and a poorly developed, small tail.
This is a beautiful trilobite and a great piece to add to any rock collection.