Red Iridescent Ammonite

Red Iridescent Ammonite - Paxton Gate
Red Iridescent Ammonite - Paxton Gate

Red Iridescent Ammonite

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These magnificent ammonites are really a wonder to behold. Photos don't do justice to the array or reds, blues, yellow and oranges shimmer beneath it's surface. We could spend hours holding one up to the light watching the brilliant aura of colors playing across the surface of these specimens. 

Known as 'Ammolite', the shimmering, metallic colours were caused by the combination of millions of years of compression and the mineralization of iron, copper and silica which precipitated from volcanic ash.

Ammonites lived during the periods of Earth history known as the Jurassic and Cretaceous. Together, these represent a time interval of about 140 million years. The Jurassic Period began about 201 million years ago and the Cretaceous Period ended about 66 million years ago.

Ammonites are one of the most common fossils that exist today. Before hitting extinction along with the dinosaurs, the squid-like creatures roamed the oceans in schools, using an organ called a siphuncle to jet through the water. Their remains are simply beautiful and a cornerstone of any nautical or fossil collection.

Its name comes from the Ancient Egyptian God, Amun, who was often depicted wearing ram horns. The spiral shape of the fossil is reminiscent of those horns, hence the name. In Ancient Greece, Ammonite was thought to possess the power of Zeus. All throughout history, humans have been captivated by these beautiful fossils and enraptured by their unique spiral pattern. Today, we here at Paxton gate are still enchanted by these wonders of nature.  

All minerals and fossils vary slightly in size and shape. You will receive a high quality specimen of the selected item but not the exact one pictured. All minerals, gems, stones and fossils are guaranteed to be top quality; sourced from ethical vendors around the world.

These have been agatized naturally and display a beautiful pattern as a result of the process. 

According to metaphysics: All fossils are thought to support transformation and change. They are believed to assist you in moving from the old to the new and be receptive to the fresh, innovative forces. Ammonites in particular have a few different meanings depending on the coloration. They have an incredibly diverse coloration, with brown and black being the primary energies emanating from this fossil. Brown is often linked to grounding and stability, while black represents protection and transformation.

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If the subtotal of your order is over $98 the shipping is free (the discount is applied automatically to the cart at checkout)

If there is an issue with your order or something arrives damaged, we will refund or replace the item.

Oversized items are only available for pick-up or if you arrange the shipping yourself. This will be indicated in the item description. However, we do have a very reliable and affordable option for shipping. For more information, please click here. We can also work with a shipping provider of your choosing. 

For more information surrounding shipping or shipping rates, please email us at Orders@PaxtonGate.com

All of our fossils are guaranteed to be 100% authentic unless otherwise stated in the product's title. Please note that we do not send physical certificates with our orders by default, as they take time to create and are often discarded. However, if you would like a physical Certificate of Authenticity included with your order, please indicate this in the comments at checkout, and we will gladly provide one. For more information about the authenticity of our fossils, click here.

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