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What are not good index fossils?

Birds, for example, would make bad index fossils, because although there are many species which have wide (indeed intercontinental) ranges, they fossilize very poorly: their skeletons come apart easily, and then their delicate honeycombed bones are highly susceptible to decay.

What is the difference between a Nautilus and an ammonite?

The nautilus and the ammonite are similar organisms. Both are aquatic molluscs with spiral shells. Ammonites, however, have been extinct since the K-T event that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago while the nautilus still roams the seas.

How do you stabilize Ammolite?

Most natural ammolite is micaceous, and are stabilized by pressing epoxy between the layers. This prevents the surface from splitting, and is a widely accepted method. The finest ammolites are just polished but don’t need any coating.

How do you stabilize a gemstone?

Devcon epoxy, an epoxy with metal in it, is sometimes used. Epoxy 330, a water clear epoxy, is also common. A thin layer of the epoxy is applied and allowed to dry completely before the stone is cut and polished. Thin cyanoacrylate (“super glue”): Thin super glue can be applied to a stone with fractures or pits.

What is Ammolite good for?

Ammolites can increase stamina, relieve trauma and be used in meditation to connect with past lives. They are stones of luck, prosperity and well being, helping to alleviate depression and exhaustion.

What is the difference between Ammolite and Ammonite?

Ammonites were living organisms which are found as fossils. Ammolite is a gemstone that comes from this same creature. To be specific, ammolite is the trade name given to the nacreous layer of the shell of ammonite fossils. Jewelry use separates it from other fossil material.

What does Ammolite look like?

Gray to brown, can be radiant blue, with primarily red to green iridescence. Ammolite is an opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America.

What does Ammolite mean?

The name Ammolite is from the name of the Ancient Egyptian God Ammon, who was represented by a head of a ram with twisted horns. Ammolite is a stone of perfection. The Ammonite shells are the perfect symbolism of the golden mean spiral, which is the representation of the Fibonacci sequence of numbers!