Our double pyritized ammonite is smartly displayed on a pyrite matrix to highlight all of the key characteristics of this fossil as well as its natural beauty.
The ammonite fossils are derived from ammonoids, an extinct group of marine mollusc closely related to living coleoids. The name “ammonite” was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells.
Our specimen features two spiral ammonites that are pyritized, giving them the added glitter of pyrite in all the chambers. The larger ammonite is mounted behind the smaller, and both are displayed on a pyrite matrix, which is a subtle collage of pale brown and gold. These colors create a strong and impressive contrast for the two matching pyritized ammonites in this double specimen.
The double pyritized ammonite is 3 ¾ inches tall by 2 ¾ inches wide and 2 inches deep.