Opal Ammolite Ammonite Fossil Madagascar Polished
Beautiful, polished Ammolite Ammonite Fossil. This fossil is firey red, green and blue-it is hard to capture that in a photograph!
It is 2.25 inches long by 1.75 inches high, and almost .75 inch thick.
This is an Ammonite from the Lower Cretaceous (Lower Albian) of Madagascar. Fossil Ammonite Desmoceras Latidorsatum, 100 million years old (Late Cretaceous Period).
Ammonites are extinct mollusks related to the modern squid, octopus and Chambered Nautilus. These creatures died out at the close of the Cretaceous Period, about sixty-five million years ago. Their exsistence on earth lasted for about 330 million years Their hard shells are found as fossils in many places throughout the world.
Ammonites were first called Ammon's Stones because of their resemblance to the ram's horns of Ammon, the ancient God of Life and Procreation.
The nacreous shell of the ammonite is comprised of alternating layers of aragonite and conchiolin. Under certain conditions related to fossilization, the nacreous shell becomes highly iridescent; the resulting gemlike material is called "ammolite." The human eye perceives this as an array of colors.
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 offer First Class or Priority Mail and charge actual USPS shipping. Overnight shipping might be available but you need to call me to request it.
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail or 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.
You can click Add to Cart at any time, then go to cart and check for estimated shipping cost.
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.