A stunning example of an iridescent ammonite fossil of the species Caloceras johnstoni from North Somerset, UK.
The matrix measures 70 mm (2.75 inches) across and contains one partial ammonite shell. The shell sits in the original limestone matrix in which it was found. The ammonite is very well preserved and has been prepared out of the rock to reveal the shell, which displays some beautiful iridescence that changes as the viewing angle changes greens and blue colours dominating. These are the most sought after colours in these beautiful ammonites.
These fossils are highly sought after and very hard to find. They are preserved in the same way as the famous Canadian "Ammolite" ammonites that are turned into valuable gemstones. The fossil weighs 50 grams. These fossils make great unusual gifts and each one is totally unique.
Around 200 million years old (Hettangian, Early Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.