Turitella Agate (Elimia Agate)

 

Origin: USA, Wyoming, Green River Formation

 

These interesting fossiliferous Agate stones was formed during the Eoscene

epoch ca. 50 million years ago in inter-mountain lakes of the Green River Formation.

 

When this stone was found and named, it was suspected to be the silicified shells of a Turritella species, later it was found to be that of Elimia tenera, a species of freshwater snail that got fossilised in a brownish to blackish Chalcedony.

 

We are selling selected and large tumbled stones of this unique Agate. The photos were taken in bright sunlight to bring out their best colours.

 

Turritella Agate - Fossiliferous Agate

SKU: TURR001
$12.00Price
  • Turritella Agate (Elimia Agate)

    Origin: USA, Wyoming, Green River Formation

    Size: 65 mm x 40 mm, 92 grams

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