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Scaphites-Hoploscaphites Nebrascensis - S. Dakota

This large specimen is composed of two attractive ammonites (Scaphites-Hoploscaphites Nebrascensis) from the Late Cretaceous. Unearthed from the Fox Hills Sandstone Formation in Edgemont, South Dakota in Fall River County. This specimen measures approximately 6.5 inches in height and 8 inches in length. 

Ammonites are an extinct species of cephalopods that dominated the oceans during the Cretaceous period. Named after the Egyptian God Ammon, whose curved rams horns resemble the shape of ammonites. 

Ammonites are said to be a protective stone, can allow one to retain the "whole picture", and can assist in architecture and construction pursuits. 

Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys Gallery is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone is non-fabricated. Every item is a true "one-of-a-kind". Slight variations in color, size, and stone shape.