Spectacular starfish ± 7,9 cm in diameter; the piece measures ± 17.1 x 13.4cms
Perfectly cleaned with "sandblasting", that way all the details have been removed. The stone is broken but it does not affect the fossil.
Specimens of intact starfish are quite uncommon in the fossil record. The specimen shows an incredible amount of detail and the natural orange coloration is due to the oxidation of iron pyrite.
100% original fossil
Middle Ordovician, Kataoua Formation