Mined from: Assa Zag, Western Sahara, Morocco
Era: Early Pennsylvanian
Geological Age: 320 mya
Description: Fossilized Corals are a unique class of gemstones they are actually marine animals that have had their skeletons fossilized and preserved. Fossilized coral is a natural gemstone that is created when prehistoric coral is gradually replaced with agate. The proper name for this process is called "agatized coral" or "agatized fossil coral." Fossilization is a slow process that can take up to 20 million years to occur.
Agate, has a silicon dioxide composition of SiO2 and is a variety of naturally occurring chalcedony--or microcrystalline quartz- so technically it is no longer a true coral.
According to metaphysical beliefs, fossil coral is a grounding stone good for bringing about change. Coral has energies that facilitate healing on multiple levels, while Agate is thought to be able to help heal pancreatic disorders and improve blood and air circulation. Fossil coral is used for healing eye, skin and stomach illnesses.
Our cut base coral fossils are stunning and can be placed explicitly in various locations throughout your home. They are a beautiful soft grey spattered with darker grey spot throughout it surface.
Approximate Size of 1 piece: 8cm x 6.5cm x 4cm
Approximate Weight of 1 piece: 375g
Approximate Size of 1 piece: 9cm x 7cm x 4.5cm
Approximate Weight of 1 piece: 415g
Approximate Size of 1 piece: 11cm x 7.5cm x 5.5cm
Approximate Weight of 1 piece: 570g
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.