5.4" Large, Prone Drotops Trilobite - Mrakib, Morocco

This is a large, 5.4" long Drotops megalomanicus trilobite quarried from Mrakib, Morocco. It's very 3D with good eye facet preservation. The shell is not the typical solid black found on the Drotops from Issoumour but rather has a beautiful, white patina to it. Far fewer are found because the quarry has much more limestone overburden that must be removed. There is about 2-3% shell restoration along repaired cracks.

A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco showing the hard limestone layers being worked.
A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco showing the hard limestone layers being worked.


A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco.  The quarry following the horizon where this trilobites are found extends several kilometers around the mountain.
A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco. The quarry following the horizon where this trilobites are found extends several kilometers around the mountain.


How a Drotops might be found in the field, with part of the tail exposed in the broken rock.  It would then be prepared using airscribes and air abrasives a process that would likely take 20+ hours for a good specimen..
How a Drotops might be found in the field, with part of the tail exposed in the broken rock. It would then be prepared using airscribes and air abrasives a process that would likely take 20+ hours for a good specimen..


FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops megalomanicus
LOCATION
Mrakib, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
5.4" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#171547
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