Stunning 6" Polished Ammonite - Crystal Chambers

 
This is a stunning, polished ammonite specimen collected near Khenifra, Morocco. It's of the genus Shloenbacchia and the inner chambers filled with crystals have been exposed by the polishing. The suture lines unique to the specific type of ammonite are visible. Really a beautiful display piece. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.
FOR SALE
$225
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Sidi yahya osaad, Khenifra, Morocco
SIZE
6" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#35287
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