Click to enlargeNatural Orthoceras

Orthoceras fossils are dated back to the Silurian Age 400 + million years ago and are the earliest recognizable animals. They are ancestors to the modern day squid. Even though they were among the earliest forms of life, this class of nautiloid is still considered one of the most intelligent forms of ocean life. The Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches in length to over six feet! They could swim as well as crawl on the ocean floor. By filling the chambers in their shells with air they could float through the seas propelling themselves by squirting jets of water. As they died their shells accumulated upon the ocean floor, then covered by sediments they transformed into stone over the ages. Having a long straight shell their fossils have an iridescent gemlike quality when polished. These Orthoceras specimens are from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.<>

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Click to enlargeNatural OrthocerasTwo Orthoceras specimens visible on native matrix.
Overall Size 5.5" X 3"

NO-104Regular price: $68.00Sale price: $38.00
Click to enlargeNatural OrthocerasRustic Orthoceras death cluster on native matrix. Several small specimens visible.
Overall Size 3.5" X 3"

NO-105Regular price: $56.00Sale price: $32.00
Click to enlargeNatural OrthocerasPartial Orthoceras specimen on native matrix.
Overall Size 5" X 3.5"

NO-108Regular price: $48.00Sale price: $30.00
Click to enlargeNatural Orthoceras SlabLarge death slab with many specimens.

Overall Size 10" X 8.5" -- Weight 7.5 lbs

NO-121Regular price: $135.00Sale price: $92.00

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