1.8" Iron Replaced Ammonite Fossil Pair - Morocco

This is a beautiful iron replaced ammonite fossil collected near Goulmima, Morocco. It has been sliced in half and polished revealing the beautiful inner chamber detail. During fossilization the shell of the ammonite was replaced by an iron compound, likely hematite.

You will receive both halves as shown.



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. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

FOR SALE
$7
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Oujda, Morocco
SIZE
1.8" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#138033
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