Jurassic Era Pair of Pyritized Russian Ammonite Fossils Mounted on Metal Bases

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Jurassic era pair of pyritized Russian ammonite fossils mounted on black painted metal bases. Formed during a period of at least 150 million years these ammonites have fossilized in conditions lacking oxygen allowing the build up of some metallicpyrite, also known as fools gold.
Ammonites are an extinct group of pre-historic marine mollusc animals and although they resemble the nautilus species they are in fact closer to the octopus and squid family.

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  • Of the Period
    Other
  • Place of Origin
    Russia
  • Date of Manufacture
    Unknown
    Dimensions
    10.5 in. H x 10 in. W x 4 in. D
    27 cm H x 25 cm W x 10 cm D
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU153124529833
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