Natural Orthoceras Morocco Fossil Squid Polished Rock
This Orthoceras (an ancient cousin to the Squid) lived in the Devonian Period about 450 million years ago and the fossil was found in the Atlas Mountains in southern Morocco, at the northern fringe of the Sahara Desert.
These very primitive members of the Phylum Cephalopoda are ancestral cousins of the modern squid or octopus. The word Orthoceras means "straight horn" and refers to its shape. All Orthoceras have chambers seperated by walls called Septa. They also have a tube that runs down the center of the shell called a siphuncle. It is believed that this tube was used to carry gas into the chambers to control buoyancy of the shell.
These fossils are custom cut and roughly polished on top into nice collector or decorator pieces. The bottom is ground but not polished. This lot is the "B" Grade because the fossils are not as sharply defined or the rock may have a chip in it. They are not graded for size and the size can range from about 2.5 to 3.5 inches long by about 1 inch to 1.5 inches wide and they are all about 1/2 inch thick. I have "A" grades available in my store too.
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The term fossil refers to any preserved remains or imprint of a living organism (usually ancient), such as a bone, shell, footprint, or leaf impression. The word Orthoceras means "straight horn" and refers to its shape. They are a member of the Anthropod family.
Metaphysical Properties: Fossils can help increase accomplishments in the area of business and add excellence to one's environment. They also aid one in being open to change and new ideas.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I ship Priority Mail and charge actual shipping. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail at actual cost, including Flat Rate. Or we offer First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.