Natural Orthoceras Morocco Fossil Squid Polished Rock
This is a nice hand crafted Orthoceras fossil box for jewlery or whatever!
It is 5 inches long by over 3 inches wide and 2.25 inches thick. The walls are 1/4 inch thick, the lid is fitted. The inside and bottom are not polished. It weighs almost 1.75 lbs.
This Orthoceras (an ancient cousin to the Squid) lived in the Devonian Period about 450 million years ago and the fossil was found south of 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 separated 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.
Metaphysical Properties of Fossils: 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 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.
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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.