Ammonites are extinct cephalopod marine creatures that are found as fossils all over the world. They are related to the Nautilus, which are alive in the seas today. They are frequently found as fossils in marine rocks dating from the Devonian Period (began 419 million years ago) to the Cretaceous Period (began 66 million years ago). It has been theorized that Ammonite populations were closely tied to plankton populations. The sudden fall of plankton levels after the K-T extinction event is said to have been the death of the Ammonites. Pyrite, sometimes referred to as Fool’s Gold, is an iron sulfide that occasionally replaces organic materials. In this case, sea creatures, called ammonites. This happens in a unique chemical process. First, the ammonites had to die quickly and be buried under a large amount of sea sediment. This likely happened after a large storm. There needed to be a large amount of sulfate reducing bacteria and a high amount of reactive iron. The bacteria changed the sulfates into sulfides which then diffused with the iron into the soft body of the trilobite, forming these unique and wonderful specimens.

Associated with the root, sacral and solar plexus chakras, zodiac sign of Cancer & Leo & vibrates to the number 6.

– Turns negative energy into a positive spiral; integrates high frequencies.
– Deflects negative energy and releases negative and/or inhibiting patterns.
– Promotes stability, structure clarity; helps one see the whole picture.
– Abundance, wealth, health, vitality, luck, happiness, creativity, manifestation.
– Overcome depression, degenerative disorders, fear, anxiety, bad habits; remove negative influences from life.

Hardness: 6-6.5 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 4.9
Refractive Index: 1.520-1.680