This listing is for one ethically sourced gemstone Ammonite fossil display plate. You will receive one plate, please choose which one you like int he dropdown. We only buy our supplies (gemstone strands, healing stones, etc.) by family owned and run vendors. We give pride in helping other family owned and run business like ours.
The approx. measurements of the display pieces are:
A) 7.10'' x 6.4''
B) 8.20'' x 7.10''
C) 7'' x 6.10''
The Nautilus shaped focus on the Ammonite fossil display plate, clearly defined in the center is a fossilized Ammonite. Ammonites closely resemble modern squids, octopus and the chambered nautilus. Ammonites were carnivores. They live around the same time as Orthoceras. Some are even older than the dinosaurs! they were a predator in the oceans.
The black and white areas along the edges, of the ammonite plate feature cross sections of Orthoceras fossil. Orthoceras were marine animals that lived somewhere between 200 and 400 million years ago. They are an ancestor to the squid. A mass extinction event happened at some point and many of them died in a shallow water area that is now Morocco.
Orthoceras swam and also crawled along the ocean floor. Their shells fell to the ocean floor when they died. After years of sediment covering them they fossilized into stone.
In order to swim Orthoceras would fill their chambers, (septas)with air, then squirt it out to propel themselves through the water, like a jet!
We try our best to take the best pictures and measures as possible. Please note that all measures are approximate. Feel free to reach out in the chat if you want a different picture of the Ammonite fossil display plate or any other details!
the fossilized stones have been carefully preserved, cut into display plates and high polished to be an amazing display piece, serving platter, or would make a great gemstone holder!
- Thickness: 3/4 at thickest point
- about 7"around
- 8" at longest