Matching "Ammonites" Tag

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Fossils! The term leaves you filled with excitement. However, the fossils or remains of life that had been alive and kicking millions of years ago helps us to learn more about our own planet and their life forms. Sure, many of them have become extinct due their incapability of being able to cope with the changes and adapt to the environment. Yet, the tell-tale marks left behind will help you to understand the past better and take lessons from it.…
Everyone is excited at the thought of the giant dinosaurs roaming the earth millions of years ago. However, there are many more creatures that became extinct presently around the same era. The Ammonites particularly the beautiful phylloceras ammonites also vanished from the planet. That does not mean that they have left no traces of their existence. In fact, you would be thrilled to discover the marine fossils in Madagascar especially the deep forests of Mahajanga.…
History is a great teacher. However, the ancient prehistorical objects excite our curiosity and make us wonder about life in the bygone times. No wonder, the sight of petrified wood or bones of a dinosaur are held in great regard today. In fact, people have turned their attention to a number of fossilized remains with the pretty Ammonite demanding a class of its own. A highly polished one looks beautiful especially when its outer cover shows signs of iridescence. You are compelled to add it to your collection without knowing much about it.…
There was a once a time where modern science, and with it the wonders of geology did not exist. Fossils of many dinosaurs were yet to be discovered, and their full significance with regards to evolution remained unknown. Yet one young woman changed all this, setting in motion a scientific revolution. That woman’s name was Mary Anning. Born one summer’s day in May 1799, Mary Anning spent most of her life upon the coastal cliffs of …
Iridescent ammonites are reputed worldwide for their beautiful rainbow-like glow. A special gemstone, ammolite, is formed from fossilised ammonite shells, and also displays this terrific iridescent effect. When the ammonite was alive, nacre was the main component of the shell: after the organism’s death, the shell fossilised over time to form aragonite. The ammolite can also contain many other minerals such as calcite and pyrite. …
During the Saxon era in Whitby, Yorkshire, legend told of St Hilda’s magical ability to transform snakes into special stones. Worldwide, these rocks were reputed to have varying mythic qualities:…
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