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    "Gem" Ammonite Fossil
    Placenticeras costatum
    Late Cretaceous
    Bearpaw Formation
    Alberta, Canada

    The superlative nature of "Gem" Ammonites cannot be overstated as the material comes from a single locality producing magnificent specimens with a unique preservation that results in iridescent colors of incomparable hues. Classified as both fossil and gemstone, Ammolite, as the singular material is known in the trade, affords a level of beauty not seen with most other varieties of cephalopod fossils. This fully complete specimen measures a substantial 25 inches (63.5 cm) in diameter, making it quite large, but it is the exquisite colors - hues of vivid red and vibrant green - popping of the nacreous surface that gives this quality example its real appeal. Presented on a custom metal armature anchored in an acrylic block base, the piece displays superbly with a vertical orientation to maximize the dramatic and visual appeal of the fossil. This "Big Red" Ammonite out of the famed Bearpaw Formation in Western Canada boasts an inflated form, classic shape, and large size, which, when coupled with its superb color, preservation, visual appeal results in one truly impressive specimen. This Canadian export is one legitimate treasure.
    Overall Measurements: 31.00 x 22.00 x 12.00 inches (78.74 x 55.88 x 30.48 cm)


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2021
    19th Friday
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