The crabs from Denmark are found along the Limfjords coast in the Jutland region in Denmark.  When conditions are just right after Winter or heavy rains, the gray, round nodules are exposed in the clay and collected.  The nodules are then cracked open to see if there are any crabs inside.  Only 1 out of 10 nodules will contain anything worth preparing.  Then the painstaking task of preparation begins.  The nodule must be placed back together and repaired.  Then air scribes and air abrasives are used to prep the crabs.  After MANY hours of preparation, the nodule is whole again with a beautiful crab inside!  There is very little reconstruction on these crabs.

Beach in Denmark where Coeloma Crab Nodules are found
Beach in Denmark where Coeloma Crab Nodules are found
Cliff where fossil Coeloma Crab nodules are found
Cliff where fossil Coeloma Crab nodules are found
Fossil Coeloma Crab nodule found on the beach
Fossil Coeloma Crab nodule found on the beach
Nodule that was cracked open to see if there was a fossil Coeloma Crab inside
Nodule that was cracked open to see if there was a fossil Coeloma Crab inside
Opened Nodule reveals a Coeloma Crab inside
Opened Nodule reveals a Coeloma Crab inside
top of the fossil coeloma crab nodule cleaned and ready for repair
top of the fossil coeloma crab nodule cleaned and ready for repair
Bottom of the nodule containing the fossil coeloma crab
Bottom of the nodule containing the fossil coeloma crab
Prep work begins on the fossil coeloma crab nodule from Denmark
Prep work begins on the fossil coeloma crab nodule from Denmark
Work is progressing on the fossil Coeloma Crab Nodule
Work is progressing on the fossil Coeloma Crab Nodule
Prep work has progressed on the fossil Coeloma Crab Nodule
Prep work has progressed on the fossil Coeloma Crab Nodule
The final prep work has been completed on this fossil Coeloma Crab from Denmark
The final prep work has been completed on this fossil Coeloma Crab from Denmark
Both the top and bottom halves of the fossil Coeloma Crab nodule are complete now
Both the top and bottom halves of the fossil Coeloma Crab nodule are complete now