This is a beautifully prepared trilobite. It is a fabulous Phacops speculator from Morocco. This specimen has been expertly prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab here in Colorado. This Phacops has been professionally extracted from around the trilobite, giving the appearance it is floating in mid-air! The base, too, has been expertly sculpted - it really does look like an artist's sculpture, not a fossil. The trilobite is super clean and the compound eye facets are excellent. And the hypostoma (mouthplate) has been exposed and is easily seen. This is a special fossil, prepared to display the most amount of character possible.
This fossil was collected legally, and is also being sold legally.