Madagascar.Ammonite Cut & Polished # 49


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Ammonite Cut & Polished # 49
Species: Cleoniceras cleon ammonite
Age: Upper Cretaceous ( 65 million years )
Location : Tulear, Morondava, Madagascar, Africa
Size: 4  ” wide X 3 1/8 ”
Cost: $ 60 for the pair  ( comes with display box )

FYI: Cutting this Ammonite in half you get to see the internal parts of this marine animal. Also you get a booklet ” WHAT IS AN AMMONITE ”
Just an Historical note the concept for the first Submarine was designed from this fossil.

Ammonites were cephalopods (predatory marine mollusks) similar to the modern Squid, Octopus and chambered Nautilus. They dies out along with the dinosaurs at the close of the Cretaceous period some 65 million years ago. Their existence on Earth lasted for 330 million years and their hard shells are found as fossils in most countries throughout the world. Noted by humankind since Biblical times, they were first called “Ammon’s Stones” due to their resemblance to the ram’s horns of Ammon, the ancient Egyptian God of life and procreation. They have been collected and prized for their aesthetic and geometrical beauty for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the late 1700’s that it was generally accepted that these “rocks” were the remains of once-living organisms.

Note: Also take note as the small picture shows you the outside shell of the ammonite which holding at the right angle will show off pastel colors which is the original mother of pearl.


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 2 in