Gold Pyritised Ammonite from France

  • $ 100.00


Golden pyrite ammonite fossil for sale from France. The shell of this ammonite has naturally turned into pyrite over time, giving it a golden hue. The sutures are in great condition and it comes with a free floating display case.

This would make an excellent piece for a collection, or a unique gift. There has been no repairs done to this fossil and is 100% natural.

Location: Aveyron, France

Length: 21.37mm (0.841”)

Width: 17.39mm (0.684")

Weight: 4.1 grams (0.145 oz.)

Ammonites are an extinct group of molluscs and are related to the modern octopus and squid; their closest relative being the nautilus. The first ammonites appeared in the Devonian period (400 million years ago) of the Palaeozoic Era and died out during the Cretaceous-Palaeogene extinction (65 million years ago). These hardy Cephalopods were widely dispersed all over the world and very successful. Ammonites make excellent index fossils as they evolved very quickly and there were so many of them.

Specifications of Entire Specimen:

Location: Aveyron, France

Length: 21.37mm (0.841”)

Width: 17.39mm (0.684")

Weight: 4.1 grams (0.145 oz.)

Geological era: Mesozoic

Period: Early Jurassic

Stage: Pliensbachian

Age (MYA): 190 Million Years Ago

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