Small Pyritized Ammonite Fossils - 3oz (~25 pieces)

 
 
These are small, iron pyrite replaced ammonite fossils collected near Oujda, Morocco. I can't locate any additional information on these ammonites other than a reference to them being Jurassic in age. Interestingly, much of the original ammonite suture patterns can still be seen in these pyrite replaced fossils.

You will receive three ounces of pyritized ammonites chosen at random. The sizes range from about 1/4" to a little over an inch with most being on the smaller end of the size range.

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.

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DETAILS
FOSSIL TYPE
Iron Pyrite Ammonites
AGE
Jurassic
LOCATION
Oujda, Morocco
SIZE
1/4 to 1"
QUANTITY
3 ounces (~25 pieces)