Ammonite

This specimen is in its natural state – not varnished or polished which is unusual. It was collected at Charmouth in the 1930s. The internal chambers are preserved in beautiful yellow calcite crystal.

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Common name

Ammonite

Scientific name

Asteroceras obtusum

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 milion years

Where found

Charmouth

Found by

Jack Haggard

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1987.336.2