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It's an ammonite fossil - the concretion forms around the ammonite and the concretions are usually found in clay or shaley rocks.

Up for auction back in 2010 was this "EXCEPTIONAL GEMSTONE AMMONITE: ...one of the rarest gemstones in the world, formed from the nacreous shell linings of Cretaceous ammonites in only one small area of North America." This particular specimen is even more rare because of the "quantity and quality of these rare colors" and the fact that it "retains areas of excellent three-dimensionality and detail." 20 1/4 inches wide; estimate $40,000-45,000

The Blue Lias, Top Tape ammonite pavement, Lyme Regis A fashionable seaside resort made famous by the novelist Jane Austen, Lyme Regis is now celebrated for its fossils. To the west of the town the beach passes along a succession of alternating limestones and marls or dark shales, deposited in the early Jurassic

Kali Gandaki GorgeNepal is the proud custodian of world’s deepest gorge- the famous Kali Gandaki Gorge. This gorge has tremendous influence on business and is being used for centuries as a trade route between Tibet and Nepal.

saligramas

History of Kukke Subrahmanya Matha - THE NARASIMHA SAMPUTA OF MAKHWACHARYA GIVEN BY SRI VED VYAS TO HIM. It has 5 vyasa musti saligrama +144 lakshmi narayana saligramas and 1 lakshmi narasimha saligram.