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, cuttlefish and nautilus. They went extinct along with many other dinosaurs of their time. Ammonite fossils can be found worldwide.
This iridescent ammonite is amazingly pretty. The iridescent layer of the shell is mother of pearl, or nacre and is entirely natural. Nacre is secreted and deposited inside of the shells of mollusks and the coating served as protection from parasites and other foreign objects while the ammonite was alive. This iridescent ammonite can add a touch of rainbow beauty to your life and when I have my iridescent ammonite nearby I notice that its beauty always seems to brighten my day. Maybe it can brighten your day too!
Weight: 1 oz
Size: 1.5" x 1.25" x 0.5"