Marston Marble AAA slab from Marston Somerset UK

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Dimensions (mm) 100 x 70 x 12mm
Weight (carats) 460 carats
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β€œMarston marble” is not actually a marble at all, but a conglomeration of tiny, rare ammonites (promicroceras martonensis and ziphoceras ammonites) from the Jurassic Period, approximately 200 million years old.

The white ammonite shells are largely intact, with brown calcite as a replacement mineral within the shells, all held together within a natural mudstone concretion.

This fascinating material was previously used to make grave markers in the local churchyard, but the location of the find was lost for many years, making it a holy grail to fossil hunters and collectors.

Discovered some ten years ago whilst prospecting the rivers around this famous locality this piece of highly fossiliferous stone was embedded in the banking, taken back and prepared.The exact locality within Marston Magna still remains a mystery to this day and try as they might, many collectors have tried and failed to locate probably one of the most famous ammonite associations in history. This piece of marble indicates a major catastrophe which killed and covered over many millions of these ammonites in a single event. The marble which was discovered over two hundred years ago and can be seen in the Natural History Museum in London. Approximately 200 million years old.

Healing Properties of Marston Marble: The brown calcite clears the lower chakras as the mineral draws you in and guides your awareness down, so you immediately feel a profound sense of calm and grounding when holding it. This can be used to facilitate a deep state of meditation and strong connection with the Earth, or if placed under the pillow, induce deep and undisturbed sleep. Also used in journey meditation. The spiral is perhaps the oldest human symbol and exists in virtually every culture from at least Neolithic times. The spiral shape of the ammonite shell is symbolic of the cycles of life, including life, death and rebirth, moon phases and the seasons, and also of resurrection in the Christian religion.

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Auction ID 552450
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Starts 9th Apr 2017 2:42pm PDT
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