5" Silurian Cystoid (Caryocrinites) - New York

 
This is a hard to acquire Caryocrinites ornatus cystoid from the Rochester Shale of New York. These were very unique finds because cystoids are almost always (99% of the time) found without arms or stems. The layer these cystoids originally came from had been exhausted for over a decade, but recent excavations this past year exposed additional material.

This cystoid specimen is very inflated, 5" long including the stem and holdfast and is centered on a 8.2x5.1" slab of shale matrix. There has been some repair and stabilization done to the matrix on this piece.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Caryocrinites ornatus
LOCATION
Caleb's Quarry, Middleport, New York
FORMATION
Rochester Shale
SIZE
5" on 8.2x5.1" shale
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#57688
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