Add this rare and stunning Pyritized Ammonite to your collection of natural specimens. This particular fossilized ammonite has been preserved over millions of years and has been uniquely transformed through the process of pyritization, resulting in a stunning metallic luster that catches the light from every angle.
Ammonites are ancient marine creatures that lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, around 200 to 65 million years ago. They are characterized by their spiral-shaped shells, which they used for buoyancy and protection. This particular ammonite fossil has undergone pyritization, a process in which iron sulfide (pyrite) has replaced the original shell material. The result is a spectacular fossil with a brilliant metallic sheen that showcases the intricate details of the shell's spiral pattern.
The Pyritized Ammonite is a wonderful addition to any collection of natural history specimens or as a unique piece of home décor. It is also a great educational tool, allowing for a hands-on examination of a fascinating prehistoric creature. Display it on a shelf, desk, or in a glass case to showcase its beauty and add a touch of natural wonder to your space.
Dimensions: 2"W x 1.5"L x 3.5"H, Ammonite is 2.5"
Scientific Name: Cleoniceras sp.
Age: Lower to Middle Albian, 100 Million Years Old
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