The colors and the textures in this shell close-up are really wonderful. The spiral shape leans grace and form; it amazes me that things seemingly so fragile tumbled around in a powerfull sea can survive. Painting is brewing in my mind!
Ammonites went extinct with Dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Ammonites survived until the end of the Cretaceous period in a sea that covered what is now Alberta. Canada and Montana, USA. These ammonites were transformed into the rare gem known as Ammolite.