Pyritized Ammonite Pair
Lot 1003
Pyritized and Crystallized Ammonite Pair
Sold for US$ 1,220 inc. premium
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Natural History New York
1 Jun 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17502
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Pyritized and Crystallized Ammonite Pair
Simbirskites versicolor
Cretaceous
Wolga, Russia

The rich, sparkling colors and textures of this cut and polished ammonite are produced by mineralization by pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, and by the crystallization seen in the honey-colored calcite which fills many of the chambers. (2)
Measures 14in
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