Three Miniature Pyrite Ammonite Negatives For The Collector And Unusual Household Display – Brass Polished

Minimum Donation €29.50

Pyrite Ammonites: Roaming the oceans as far back as 200 million years ago, these squid-like sea creatures are fossilised relatives of the chambered nautilus shell. The name “ammonite” was inspired by the spiral shape of the fossilised shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams’ horns. It is thought the name derived from the Greek God Ammon, who is typically depicted wearing rams horns. These Jurassic Period, pyrite ammonite fossils come from Buttenheim, Germany, where supplier Adam ‘Two Skies’ McIntosh’s friend Martin prepares the ammonite by removing the white “skin” surrounding the raw fossil and buffs up the pyrite using a brass wheel. Please note that they are naturally uneven shapes. Largest D:2.5cm Medium 2.5 x 2cm Smallest L:2 x W:2cm

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‘Collected with Conscience’ – no adventure is too crazy, no risk is too great, no journey too extreme, when Adam McIntosh sets about sourcing his unusual gems. Born in Scotland and raised in Papua New Guinea, he is renowned for his environmentally sound and ethically created designs. The chief of the Mi’kmaq tribe named Adam ‘Two Skies’ on one of his many expeditions to places ranging from the dark jungle of the Amazon to the tropical reefs of Fiji