Investment fossils


Ammolite Placinteras Meeki
AA/AA Grade, museum quality
ca. 60 x 40 cm / 24 x 20 in
Upper Creataceous, Bearspaw Formation, Milk River, South Alberta, Canada

This is simply one of the best Ammolites we have ever seen for sale. 

A phantastic ammonite in two-sided iridescent shell preservation, displaying forest greens and fiery reds in play of colour. The size is just incredible, you won`t find a similiar anywhere in this brightful colour and size. It comes from Alberta with a Disposition certificate from 2002. At that time, many finds of outstanding quality were made, today the world supply of ammolite is rapidly depleting. According to an expertise "this fossil was mined in the Albertan badlands in fall 2001". Totally hand polished with no artificial resin sprayed on it". In contrast to smaller specimens, that appear on the market inserted artificially into a matrix, this specimen comes all natural revealing both colorful sides. Depending on the light dark red colors prevail, another time replaced by greenish colours, both indicating a relative thick and intact shell. The outstanding quality is underlined by fine sutures, partly visible on one side.

This unique masterpiece of nature is offered on behalf of the legal owner, a collector living in Alberta, quite close to the source. He decided after living with it for twenty years to sell it, asking me to find a new home, where it is appreciated. Right now it is located in Canada, shipping is offered worldwide, in person it might be carried to Germany. Please feel free to ask for additional photos or informations.

Ammolite_mining site_Alberta

Ammolite History

The people of the Blackfoot Nation have known about ammolite for many years. They refer to the gemstone as ‘Iniskim’ or ‘buffalo stone’. Legend tells of a harsh winter where the Blackfoot people faced starvation as the buffalo herds had moved away and their crops were frozen. While sleeping, a young woman within the tribe was sent a message by the Spirits in the form of a dream. She was told to search for a coloured stone with magical properties that would ensure her tribe’s prosperity. The young woman used the stone as directed and upon her return to camp, herds of buffalo appeared on the plains and the tribe's hardships had been diminished. Photo credit: Richard Morgan


Ammolite Iridescence

An iridescent opal-like play of color is shown in fine specimens, mostly in shades of green and red; all the spectral colors are possible. The iridescence is due to the microstructure of the aragonite: unlike most other gems, whose colors come from light absorption, the iridescent color of ammolite comes from interference with the light that rebounds from stacked layers of thin platelets that make up the aragonite. The thicker the layers, the more reds and greens are produced; the thinner the layers, the more blues and violets predominate. 

This rare ammonite fossil offered for sale shows strong colors on both sides, varying with the daylight.


Ammolite Sutur

The shell of the ammonite consists of chambers joined together by sutures. Suture patterns slightly differ in appearance. Over millions of years, the suture patterns of the ammonites moved towards a greater complexity. Unlike nautiloids which have "straight" and simple septa, the septa of ammonites evolved very complex undulations which gave greater strength to a thin shell. The contact of these septa with the external shell is called a suture.

This rare ammonite fossil offered for sale shows suture patterns on one side side with fine details.

Ammolite Investment

Mined only in Southern Alberta, Canada, ammolite is unique to a geological deposit known as the Bearpaw Formation. The limited areal extent of this region is the primary reason why ammolite is so rare.

An official gemstone since 1981, ammolite comes from the fossilized shell of ancient marine mollusks, called ammonites, that lived in the Bearpaw Sea approximately 75 to 70 million years ago. A unique fossilization history has resulted in the breathtaking colours that adorn this captivating gem. The unusual formation of ammolite on an extinct creature means the possibility of it ever being lab-created, like other gemstones such as diamonds, is minimal.

The world supply of ammolite is now rapidly depleting. Estimates suggest that there may only be six to eight years of mining left. As supply diminishes, the value is increasing, making the gemstone an excellent investment.

Whilst all ammolite pieces are good for investment, some with unusual qualities and size have the potential for a particularly significant rise in value. 

World Class Fossils

"In any well diversified investment portfolio it is beneficial to own tangible assets that provide a hedge against inflation. Traditionally, investors have focused on gold and silver for this purpose. However, rare fossils, gems, and meteorites can also serve this purpose while at the same time providing you with a beautiful piece of natural history to enjoy on a daily basis.

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