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PRICE ON REQUEST | Opalescent Ammolite | Canada

PRICE ON REQUEST | Opalescent Ammolite | Canada

Regular price €99.999,00 EUR
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  • Price on request: info@urweltsteinbruch.de or +49 (0) 7023 2991
  • Origin: Southern Alberta, Canada
  • Age: Upper Cretaceous, Bearpaw Formation, about 70 million years
  • Size: W127cm H100cm
  • Diameter of the fossil: 45 cm
  • Weight: 224 kg
  • Description: An extremely fascinating opalescent ammonite, still preserved in its original host rock, reveals its natural colors in a spectacular luster. Its striking shades of red and green are interspersed with vibrant orange and gold nuances, while rare blue and purple splashes emerge in places. These outstanding features place it among the coveted Canadian ammonites, known worldwide for their variety of colors and considerable value. A comparable piece achieved a price of €165,000 at an auction at Christie's in London in October 2020, underlining its exclusivity and collector value.
  • Additional Information: Ammonites were shelled cephalopods that became extinct about 66 million years ago. Fossils of them are found all over the world. Ammonites are extinct shelled cephalopods. They all had a chambered shell that they used for buoyancy. Their geometry and beauty have captured the human imagination since at least the Mesolithic period, giving rise to many origin myths and beliefs about their magical and medicinal properties.
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