Wholesale: 2-3" Cut Ammonite Pairs (Grade B/C) - 74 Pairs

 
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This is a wholesale lot of cut and polished Cleoniceras ammonite fossils from the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar. They are Early Cretaceous (Albian Stage) in age, or approximately 110 million years old.

The lot includes 74 ammonites (both halves). Almost all range from 2-3" wide and the entire lot weighs about 11.5 lbs. They are grade B & C specimens meaning many of the chambers visible in the interior of the ammonite are not well defined or had been filled with mud prior to fossilization. The exterior of the ammonites are attractive many with some iridescence to the shell. You will receive the exact lot pictured.

At the wholesale price each ammonite (both halves) is about $3.50 each and they can easily retail for several times that amount.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mostly Cleoniceras
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
74 Pairs, Most 2-3" Wide, 11.5 lbs
ITEM
#81275