Copper Wire Wrapped Turritella Pendant

This is a beautiful, copper, wire wrapped pendant made from polished rock containing agatized gastropod (snail) fossils. These fossils are Eocene in age or approximately 45-50 million years old. While they are typically referred to as Turritella, these ones are technically of the species Elimia tenera. Elimia is a genus of freshwater snail while Turritella lived in salt water.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Elimia tenera
AGE
LOCATION
Near Fort Bridger, WY
FORMATION
Bridger Formation
SIZE
Pendant 1.3" Tall
ITEM
#5955
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