Manticoceras

Before preparation: the goniatite is peeking out the rock on the side

Before preparation: the goniatite
is peeking out the rock on the side

Close-up of ​​the goniatite showing a weathered area

Close-up of ​​the goniatite
showing a weathered area

During preparation

During preparation

The finished specimen

The finished specimen

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This goniatite is probably a member of the Manticoceras genus. It comes from the Matagne formation of Belgium and is characterized by a extremely well preserved shell, showing fine ribs.

The preparation of this piece was relatively easy to do. Although the rock is very hard, the separation was mostly good, so that the preparation went quickly. However, caution is required if the shell shall be preserved. Working too roughly would cause the shell to chip off from the steinkern.

There is no glue or restoration of the weathered area.

Fossil: Manticoceras sp.

Locality: Region Chimay (Belgium)

Formation: Upper Devonian, Frasnian, Matagne-Formation

Diameter: 15cm (5,9 inch)

Work required: 5 hours