Mined from: Morocco
Geological Age: 500 - 200mya
Description: This Container is made out of Orthoceras and has an Ammonite on the lid. These containers are perfect for storing anything from crystals to jewelry or really anything you want. Great for gifts.
Ammonites are an extinct form of mollusk that thrived in the seas during the time of the dinosaurs and are related to squid. Ammonites were born with tiny shells and, as they grew, they built new chambers onto them. They would move their entire body into the new chamber and seal off the old smaller chamber.
The ancestor of the squid, Orthoceras shells range in length from a few inches to over six feet. Their middle body chamber is transversely constricted, and that would help them crawl across the ocean floor and swim. Orthoceras could float by filling chambers of their shells with air and they used jet propulsion by squirting water to move.
Approximate Size of 1 Container: 8cm x 8cm x 4.5cm
Depth of Container: 3cm
Approximate Weight of 1 Container: 285g
Approximate Size of 1 Container Lid: 8.5cm x 8.5cm x 1cm
Approximate Weight of 1 Container Lid: 165g
Approximate total Weight of 1 Container with 1 lid: 450g
We do our best to buy quality products- although not every rock is the same. If you choose to purchase the "staff pick option", we will select the best of the batch for you. Otherwise, it will be at random from the larger batch we have in stock.