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    Iridescent "Gem" Ammonite
    Placenticeras intercalare
    Late Cretaceous
    Bearpaw Formation
    Alberta, Canada

    There are often not enough superlatives to describe the best of the "Gem" ammonites out of Alberta, Canada that have Ammolite preservation. This truly phenomenal fossils is some 6 inches (15 cm) long and lights-up with color as virtually every hue in the visible spectrum comes alive on the preserved shell of this ancient marine creature. Electric greens, rich golds, sharp blues, and, even, subtle purples cover the slick surface of this high quality example. Other key characteristics of this fossil are that the shell is fully inflated, the colors are spectacular on both sides, the shell is not compressed, and the "ribbing" is pronounced. This is a big-time representation of a unique fossil, also a gemstone, from a single locality.
    Overall Measurements: 6.02 x 5.12 x 1.74 inches (15.30 x 13.00 x 4.41 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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