Orthoceras & Goniatites platters

Tintenfisch

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Hi all,

I meant to post these a while back - found them in a geology shop in Vancouver while we were there in August. I saw the Orthoceras one first and was duly impressed but my mouth literally fell open when I saw the Goniatites one. The round one was about 20" in diameter and the oval one about 22" long.
 

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Tintenfisch

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And the detail in the center of the oval one. Beautifully carved/incorporated.
 

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Beautiful! What are the platters themselves made from to allow the perfect imbedding?
 
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I have a big belemnite one. Intend to try to get an ammonite one at the next gem and mineral show in Tucson. The same guy (from Morocco sells them.
 

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