This trilobite pendant is made from a guanine, hand-picked trilobite. The matrix of the trilobite has been ground down to shape it, then a small hole was drilled into the top of the matrix and an aluminum pin inserted.
Trilobites are prehistoric bottom dwelling sea creatures related to the modern day horse-shoe crab, they had a hard exoskeleton body which was conspicuously segmented which enabled them to roll up just as a modern roly- poly. There are about 20,000 species of trilobites that have been identified world wide. Trilobites are a diverse group of extinct arthropods, they were one of the first living creatures to develop compound eyes. They first appeared in the Cambrian period around 540 million years ago, and gradually after a drawn out decline to extinction disappeared in the Devonian period around 360 million year ago. Please note: The price listed is for 1 trilobite not 3.
Dimensions: Sizes range from 1 1/4"-1 1/2" L
Provenance: Sahara Desert, Morocco
Age: Devonian (416-359 MYA)
Type: Representative samples
Note: The price listed is for 1 pendant not 3