. AMM254 Whole Polished Ammonite | The Gem Shop, Inc.

AMM254 Whole Polished Ammonite

$39.99

Size is approximately 2" x 2.5" 

Colors are a mix of cream, gray, and dark reddish brown, and all have leaf patterning. The whole piece is polished, and has natural edging

Ammonites are prehistoric nautilus related to the modern day nautilus, squid, and octopus family. Ammonites are called cephalopods because their heads and tentacles protruded out of the same opening; they grew by building larger chambers on their shells. They may have reached up to 6" in diameter. These specimens were found in Mahajanga, Madagascar, they date back to the Cretaceous period and earlier (65 - 415 million years ago. The name "Ammonite" originates from the Greek horned ram called Ammon. Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossils, bearing typically banded spiral formation shell.

Note: The price listed here is for one. You will receive one whole ammonite similar to one of the examples pictured.