Not at all a mineral, but a fossil! Ammonites roamed the seas over 64 million years ago and belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which include their living relatives like the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. Depending on the species, they went extinct at different times, but can be found worldwide. Ammonites are excellent index fossils, and it is often possible to link the rock layer in which a particular species or genus is found to specific geologic time periods.
This Ammonite half is beautifully preserved. The swirling pattern of the Ammonite fossil is easy to get lost in and invites us to take a deeper look into the past. This fossil would make a beautiful decoration around the home or would be great to add to your growing collection.
Weight: 21 oz
Size: 5" x 4.25" x 1.5"