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Ammonite & Orthoceras Fossil Pyramids

Ammonite & Orthoceras Fossil Pyramids

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These Ammonites and Orthoceras are cleverly carved in a pyramid shape from the limestone in which these fossils were found. The ammonite is carved in relief, with the orthoceras trace fossils floating around it- just as they would have in the ancient sea where they once lived in modern day Morocco!

These pyramids are about 4" tall with a base around 4"

As each fossil is a unique piece of history, each pyramid is slightly different. You can trust us to intuitively choose the perfect pyramid for you!

History | Science

Ammonites are an extinct group from the phyllum Mollusca and class Cephalopoda that had a coiled shell, much like their "living fossil" cousin, the Nautilus. Ammonites appeared during the Devonia Period and vanished during the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. They ranged in size from less than an inch to more than 9 feet!

Orthoceras, an extinct member of the phyllum Mollusca, lived in the ancient seas during the Ordovician Period, around 450 million years ago. Fossilized remains of Orthoceras are found all over the world, and when they're found, they're abundant. It is not uncommon for scientists to find thousands in the same dig site! Orthoceras fossils vary from less than an inch up to 14 feet! They moved using a jet propulsion system inside their shells, and when they encountered a predator, they were able to squirt out ink, much like today's octopus.

Metaphysical Properties

Like it's living relative, the Nautilus, the Ammonite is a long-held symbol of growth, expansion, renewal, and of order amidst chaos due to its precise spiral shape.
Clever hunters during their lifetime, Orthoceras bring their ancient wisdom to challenging times and transitions when there are more questions than answers.
Carved as they are into a pyramid shape, a powerful shape for grounding and sustaining energy, these special pyramids are particularly wonderful for "Tower moments" but are also useful for bringing grounding, peace, and wisdom amidst the chaos of everyday life.

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Photography

Although we always strive to provide clear, accurate images of our crystals and other products, we photograph under professional lighting, which is meant to mimic sunlight. If you get your crystal and think it looks a little different under low or artificial light, try checking it out again in sunlight!

Our crystals are one-of-a-kind art, created by nature.

No two pieces are the same, and there is no such thing as "perfection" in nature.

When it comes to our hand-carved items, remember that artists work with and around imperfections, druzy pockets, and other natural variations to bring each carving out of a piece of natural stone.

We consider these imperfections to be one of the most wonderful parts of crystal collecting, and we invite you to embrace each carving's uniqueness!

We will always try to portray each piece honestly, so be sure to look closely at our images and videos to ensure you know what to expect.

Metaphysical Information

Metaphysical information mentioned anywhere by The Triceratory should not be considered medical advice and is not meant to be used in place of needed medical treatment.

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