Gem Ammolite Ammonite
Beautiful rare Ammolite ammonite 31 cm / 12.2" from Canada in original matrix. The specification Ammolite refers to the gem type conservation of this ammonite. Ammolite is an opal-like gemstone found primarily in Alberta, Canada. It consists of fossilized shells of ammonites composed primarily of aragonite. In 1981, ammolite was given official gemstone status by the World Jewellery Confederation hence the high value of these objects. Complete ammonite ammonites are extremely rare.
Late Cretaceous (70 mil y)
Bear paw formation, Alberta, Canada
410 mm - 16.2" (matrix height)