For those interested in fossils, I just scored this large Chesapecten scallop shell last nite at my rock club meeting. And I'm going to give it up for NASC! Its BIG.
Chesapecten jeffersonius is Virginia's state fossil. It is the fossilized form of a now extinct scallop that lived in the early Pliocene epoch, 4-5 MILLION years ago, along the Virginia coastal plain. The Chesapecten was the first North American fossil to be described by Martin Lister in 1687. The fossil was named to honor Thomas Jefferson.
This big boy measures approximately 6-inches across. Photo show it covering my hand...bottom right photo shows the inside of the shell. There is one small chipped area right at the bottom center of the shell but otherwise it is a beautiful and large example of a scallop fossil.
Opening bid is $2. I will ship anywhere as I'm not aware of any laws against shipping fossils. I will pay shipping unless it exceeds $12 (out of the country).
Just think...this is MILLIONS of years old!