Dazzling Opalescent Ammonite Fossil

One of the most beautiful fossils known to man; ammonites from the Bearpaw Formation occasionally turn into an astonishing multicoloured gemstone. The colour and preservation of this example mark it out as exceptional.

This remarkable display piece shows one side of the ammonite, Placenticeras costatum, within a rocky matrix, dating to the late Cretaceous, around 75 million years ago.

The nacre within the shell of this prehistoric creature has turned into a dazzling multicoloured stone, sometimes referred to as Ammolite. The beautiful, iridescent colour, changing with the light, is a unique phenomenon found in fossils of the Bearpaw Formation, Alberta, Canada. These ammonites are often regarded as being the most beautiful of all fossils, with this being a particularly pleasing example in terms of its shape, colour, size and preservation.

A wall bracket is attached at the back for mounting.

Dazzling Opalescent Ammonite Fossil . One of the most beautiful fossils known to man; ammonites from the Bearpaw Formation occasionally turn into an astonishing multicoloured gemstone. The colour and preservation of this example mark it out as exceptional. This remarkable display piece shows one side of the ammonite, Placenticeras costatum, within a rocky matrix, dating to the late Cretaceous, around 75 million years ago. The nacre within the shell of this prehistoric creature has turned into a dazzling multicoloured stone, sometimes referred to as Ammolite. The beautiful, iridescent colour, changing with the light, is a unique phenomenon found in fossils of the Bearpaw Formation, Alberta, Canada. These ammonites are often regarded as being the most beautiful of all fossils, with this being a particularly pleasing example in terms of its shape, colour, size and preservation. A wall bracket is attached at the back for mounting.

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