Ammonite Inlaid Rainbow Ammolite Rare Polished Fossil Stone Art Madagascar
This is a striking Ammonite slice with inlaid Ammolite sections! Ammolite is a rare material that most commonly forms in northern Canada, but may also form in Colorado and elsewhere; it is a highly valued natural material that requires delicate care. Ammonite fossils such as this one are the remains of aquatic predators, found in Madagascar. Although these materials do form together in nature, in this case, the ammolite has been painstakingly inlaid by hand into many of the tiny cavities in the ammonite's slim and detailed structure.This delicate and expertly crafted work of art will hold pride of place in any collection. The ammonite slice also comes with the plastic stand that is seen in photos.
Locality: Madagascar (Ammonite fossil), northern Canada (ammolite).
Dimensions: 3.0" x 2.5" x 0.5" (78mm x 65mm x 13mm)
Weight: 62.2 grams (2.2 oz, 0.14 lbs.)
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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