FREE UK DELIVERY!

More Views

Cleoniceras on Bronze 257mm

SKU:TFS08955
£392.00

Availability:Out of stock

Details:

Exceptional quality Cleoniceras ammonite on bronze plinth to museum standard. Post preparation now revealing the wonders of mineralisation, The absorption of the local environment’s mineral wealth, through a process of osmosis minerals transform the interior of the phragmocone (shell), when crystal's form through the action of imbuing, leaving mineral deposits, this enables the quartz in this instance to form and grow filling the chamber cavities. The process unfolds over a long period, eventually fossilising in millions of years during the metamorphism of the animal into a fossil. Read the full story below...

This item is sold on an pro-forma order and payment basis, once purchased a similar quality ammonite will be surmounted especially for you, please allow time for delivery, contact us for more information.

Genus: Cleoniceras ammonite, Hoplitidae.
Age: Albian stage, 100 to 113 m.y.a.
Period: Cretaceous period, 135 to 65 m.y.a.
Origin: N.E. Madagascar. E.Africa, South Indian Ocean

Overall measurements.
Height: 25.7 cm
Width: 21.0 cm
Depth: 6.0 cm

Approximate weight: 1,236 Kg

security logo enforcing our security levels using SSL certificate and encrypted software for your protection100% Secure. 128-bit Encryption

Free UK delivery - Recorded/Signed-for

Worldwide delivery available

Certificate of authenticity included

For EU & ROW delivery estimates please add your item/s to the cart and enter your desired destination.

 
 

 

Details

This item is sold on an pro-forma order and payment basis, once purchased a similar quality ammonite will be surmounted especially for you, please allow time for delivery, contact us for more information.


Cleoniceras ammonite on a bronze plinth, excavated in Madagascar and created into this sublime and classic interior display by the fossil store team. The specimen ammonite precisely cut in half, conserved, prepared and finely polished. This process is difficult and an arduous process requiring technical skill from the technician to achieve the high standard of the finally completed presentation. the whole surmounted bronzed base feature designed and produced in the United Kingdom.


Revealing the wonders of mineralisation which takes place over millions of years. Each chamber has been replaced with quartz in the form of calcites and coloured jaspers, minerals that once formed the sea bottom muds and surrounded the invertebrates phragmocone (shell), when covered over in the Cretaceous silts. These contained minerals which created the colours now preserved and which can be viewed millions of years later.


Ammonites are part of the Ammonitida of marine invertebrates. These were fascinating creatures from the deep oceans and believed to be similarly aggressive creatures as giant squids of today. With extremely large eyes and remarkable vision hunting down prey at great depths, where little light penetrated the ocean. The Cephalopod would grasp its prey using long tentacles, much as the modern day Nautilus Pompilius which can still be found extant in the modern day Pacific Ocean.

Additional Information

SKU TFS08955
Age Cretaceous
Origin Madagascar
Colour Brown