If you are mineral or gemstone
collector or even just a hobbyist who wants to appreciate these creations of
There are many classification of ammonites and start from
the Devonian period, some 415 million years ago to 240 million years ago
Ammonite is an iridescent gem quality like material from
fossilized shells of extinct ancient sea marine creatures that were active all
over the world.
Ammonites, named after Egyptian God Ammon, the Egyptian God
of life and reproduction, As like a ram’s head.
The thin iridescent aragonite shell material does vary in
thickness and colour in different parts of the world
African ammonites from Morocco were formed in black to grey
basalt matrix and were over 350 million years old
Madagascar ammonites have bright iridescent red colours from
120 to 163 million years old and can also display beautiful leaf style patterns.
Good specimens also have fern pattern which are popular with collectors
Indonesian ammonites are different in texture from warmer
waters and do have white to cream color swirl veins instead of the all over
iridescent colours of other countries
Ammonite specimens are found all over the world from ancient
Australian river beds to Whity in UK
British ammonites are formed in pyrite and very metallic
The ammonite shell was so unique the animal used the air
chambers inside to rise and sink in the water and to propel itself by squirting
water. The interior chambers can be seen when specimens are sliced open
revealing internal structures to pump
and siphon air and to propel in the water at reasonable speed to catch their prey.
But now the chambers are solidified and make so interesting splits