Ammonites are fossilized Ammonoids, which are an extinct group of marine mollusc animals in the subclass Ammonoidea. Ammonites make excellent index fossils to pinpoint exact geological time periods. The ammonoid cephalopods became extinct along with the dinosaurs at the close of the Cretaceous era.
This intact Ammonite fossilized specimen has an incredible display of patterns within visible through the translucent portions. The patterns have a unique warm brown to caramel coloring, with feather-like designs throughout. The shape is in remarkable condition, with the center portion showing off a bit of rainbow iridescence in the center. All around this is one incredible collectors piece!
Ammonite is a fascinating fossil to study, and it is even believed to carry metaphysical benefits. The spiral shaping is thought to symbolize continual change, and it is thought that because of their great age they have absorbed energy throughout the eons and can be used to stimulate Chi (life-force).
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