large ammonite fossil, 12.5 lbs

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large ammonite fossil, 12.5 lbs

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CA$3,500.00

Rare find - there's only 1 of these in stock.

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Vintage from before 1700

natural one sided ammonite fossil weighing 12.5 lbs. This specimen is lacquered. These fossils are considered Canadian National Treasures.

measures 11.5 inches long x 9 inches wide x 3 inches at thickest point.

Video of this fossil available: (copy and paste into search bar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXm5DBvSXsE&feature=youtu.be

* Shipping cost does not increase with each additional item added to cart after the initial item. Shipping overages will be refunded.

Composites vs. free form..
Composites are taking three or more high quality ammolite chips and placing them together to create a tri colored 'aa' shell, which then is then attached to a matrix and capped with quartz. Like a mosaic as opposed to a naturally formed pattern. (not unlike a mosaic opal composite) These pieces are priced high and are as rare as obtaining three bright colors of ammolite chips and a good jeweler to carefully piece them together. This is why a free form tri colored shell (which the colors are naturally occurring together) is much more rare, and what consumers are often led to believe they are purchasing. I am not yet aware of a way to test for composites. If I were out to purchase a tri colored 'aa' piece of ammolite jewelry, I would examine how the colors intermingle with one another, or do the colors look artificially independent of one another..

Triplet = matrix (backing made of ammonite) + shell + quartz cap (three components/layers each not naturally formed together.)
Doublet = matrix + shell (two components/layers, base was not naturally formed with shell, artificially attached.)
Natural = as-is naturally 100% formed



BuffaloStoneAmmolite [!at] gmail.com
www.buffalostoneammolite.com
"the singing stone"
natural one sided ammonite fossil weighing 12.5 lbs. This specimen is lacquered. These fossils are considered Canadian National Treasures.

measures 11.5 inches long x 9 inches wide x 3 inches at thickest point.

Video of this fossil available: (copy and paste into search bar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXm5DBvSXsE&feature=youtu.be

* Shipping cost does not increase with each additional item added to cart after the initial item. Shipping overages will be refunded.

Composites vs. free form..
Composites are taking three or more high quality ammolite chips and placing them together to create a tri colored 'aa' shell, which then is then attached to a matrix and capped with quartz. Like a mosaic as opposed to a naturally formed pattern. (not unlike a mosaic opal composite) These pieces are priced high and are as rare as obtaining three bright colors of ammolite chips and a good jeweler to carefully piece them together. This is why a free form tri colored shell (which the colors are naturally occurring together) is much more rare, and what consumers are often led to believe they are purchasing. I am not yet aware of a way to test for composites. If I were out to purchase a tri colored 'aa' piece of ammolite jewelry, I would examine how the colors intermingle with one another, or do the colors look artificially independent of one another..

Triplet = matrix (backing made of ammonite) + shell + quartz cap (three components/layers each not naturally formed together.)
Doublet = matrix + shell (two components/layers, base was not naturally formed with shell, artificially attached.)
Natural = as-is naturally 100% formed



BuffaloStoneAmmolite [!at] gmail.com
www.buffalostoneammolite.com
"the singing stone"

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