Description

Here is are Two Silurian Gastropods, snails from the famous Silurian Rochester Shale beds of Middleport, New York.

Here is your chance to own a classic fossils from a classic site.
Harder and Harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York.

These Two Silurian Gastropods, Snails exhibits very fine detail.  They are in matrix from the south wall of the quarry. They have been prepared using air abrasive technology.

These snails lived in the warm inland sea that covered the area during the Silurian Period some 420 million years ago. The fossils living near what is now Middleport New York were established near a delta system that periodically buried the fossils in silt. It is because the silt hardened into stone that preserved the creatures in detail.

And these Two Silurian Gastropods inhabited the ancient Silurian Seas along-side many other species. And these snails is a must have for any collector of crinoids and especially because they are not being quarried or prepared from the Rochester Shale fauna.

These are marine gastropods or snails but these snails are extinct though they resemble modern snails. They are often found in many marine deposits around the world.

The gastropods sit on a cream colored matrix . They are is beautifully formed and sitting on a matrix 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches wide.

Because these snails were professionally prepared with micro air abrasive technology they exhibit great detail.