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Madagascar Ammonite Seabed Cluster With Pyritized Ammonite
Ammonites lived in the seas near what are now the called the Mahajanga and Tulear regions of Madagascar, during the lower Jurassic (163 million years ago) and Cretaceous (120 million years ago) periods. These cephalopods shared the same extinction date as the dinosaurs (the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction event), and were probably a food source for mosasaurs. Ancestors of octopi and squid, ammonites used their tentacles to ensnare unsuspecting prey, much like their modern counterparts (there is also evidence to suggest some ammonites may have squirted ink to defend themselves against predators).After the ammonites died, their remains were fossilized in a sequence of fascinating geological processes that culminated the beautifully preserved specimens discovered in Madagascar. Ammonite bodies sunk into the seabed sediment, and over time the many sediment layers hardened into rock, preserving the fossils within. Metaphysically, Feng Shui masters highly recommend the use of ammonites in the study of their art, and as a way of gaining knowledge and wealth. Some Feng Shui practitioners believe ammonites store all the knowledge in the universe, and strengthen people’s Qi (life force). Ammonites have great mythical, historical, biological, geological and metaphysical value. They even, surprisingly contributed to the history of sport: reportedly, the Ancient Greeks used ammonites as discuses in their early Olympics. Ammonites are perhaps the most iconic fossils to grace the world, and their many beautiful properties ensure they belong in every home. Pyritized ammonite occurs when, during petrification, the ammonite's organic material is replaced with pyrite, or iron disulfide more commonly known as 'fool's gold'. ... pyritized ammonite is fossil ammonite that has been replaced by pyrite.

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Madagascar Ammonite Fossil Seabed Cluster With Pyritized Ammonite
Madagascar Ammonite Seabed Cluster With Pyritized Ammonite
Ammonites lived in the seas near what are now the called the Mahajanga and Tulear regions of Madagascar, during the lower Jurassic (163 million years ago) and Cretaceous (120 million years ago) periods. These cephalopods shared the same extinction date as the dinosaurs (the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction event), and were probably a food source for mosasaurs. Ancestors of octopi and squid, ammonites used their tentacles to ensnare unsuspecting prey, much like their modern counterparts (there is also evidence to suggest some ammonites may have squirted ink to defend themselves against predators).After the ammonites died, their remains were fossilized in a sequence of fascinating geological processes that culminated the beautifully preserved specimens discovered in Madagascar. Ammonite bodies sunk into the seabed sediment, and over time the many sediment layers hardened into rock, preserving the fossils within. Metaphysically, Feng Shui masters highly recommend the use of ammonites in the study of their art, and as a way of gaining knowledge and wealth. Some Feng Shui practitioners believe ammonites store all the knowledge in the universe, and strengthen people’s Qi (life force). Ammonites have great mythical, historical, biological, geological and metaphysical value. They even, surprisingly contributed to the history of sport: reportedly, the Ancient Greeks used ammonites as discuses in their early Olympics. Ammonites are perhaps the most iconic fossils to grace the world, and their many beautiful properties ensure they belong in every home. Pyritized ammonite occurs when, during petrification, the ammonite's organic material is replaced with pyrite, or iron disulfide more commonly known as 'fool's gold'. ... pyritized ammonite is fossil ammonite that has been replaced by pyrite.
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Madagascar Ammonite Fossil Seabed Cluster With Pyritized Ammonite