This bumpy ammonite is from Madagascar. They are between 65 to 135 million years old. These brown and gold coloured ammonites come in a variety of sizes, from very small pieces which are suitable for jewellery to very large pieces, some as big as 60 cm (2 feet) across.
The “golden colors” are actually barite and calcite mineral replacements on the original fossil specimen, caused over millions of years of the fossil process.
When polished on the outside, often suture and growth lines cover the ammonite. This of course makes the ammonite extremely beautiful, which makes it more sought after, as well as more valuable and rare.
A lot of cleaning and polishing work goes into every one of these unique pieces. The ammonites must be polished very carefully by expert polishers to avoid breakage. The pieces are very unusual and rare which makes them true collector items.
- Dimensions: 45 mm x 35 mm x 24 mm.
- Genuine fossil.
- This item includes an information card about the fossil.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
- A plastic display stand is included with this item.
This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.