Ammolite #4 Fossil Thumbnail Specimen (Alberta, Canada)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection
Mineral Name: Ammolite—Fossil Ammonite shell with rainbow iridescent outer layers.
Locality: Alberta, Canada
Dimensions: 0.71” x 0.50” (18mm x 13mm)
Characteristics of this specimen:
Care Notes: Ammolite is delicate and fragile—it must be treated and displayed with care, and kept away from abrasive components and chemicals. Ammolite is frequently stabilized with resin to protect it and minimize the flakiness.
Ammonite fossils are the remains of one of several types of ammonites, an aquatic predator that dominated its environment during its era. Ammonites are found around the world, but ammolite is found only in a select few localities—e best quality comes from northern Canada.
Note: Although it is common to see this material listed as "opalized", it is NOT opal. Ammolite is much more similar to the outer layers of a pearl: prismatic aragonite layers bonded together by organic binding proteins.
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