Turritella Fossil Shell slab from Wyoming with nice cabochon potentials. Recently cut from a vintage (1970's) chunk of stone from an old collector - this is a very active setting on these slabs with shells everywhere in all directions with a good many in the side view of the Turritella shell. This slice does appears to be pit free but does have old healed fractures (See the pictures) - a great selection of cabochon possibilities. Our slabs are generally shown wet to show the eventual polished potential - this slab was photographed dry and damp, yet you won't have any problems finding a busy network of shell activity on this one. The stone has been left natural with no treatments or fillers. Slabs are sold 'as is' as shown in the photos and not substituted.
This slab weighs 53.0 grams (265.0 carats) and measures 7.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 7 mm. Measurements are approximate and are measured from the widest or longest points of the stone; the thickness is measured in the middle. The Mohs scale of harness is 6.5 to 7.0 on Turritella.
This piece of Turritella is from Wyoming, USA. Turritella Agate is of the Chalcedony family, a mineral in the Quartz group. The base is generally earthy brown or black, and has distinct Jurassic sea creature shells (fossilized freshwater snails) making an interlocking pattern within the stone. Each stone has the same idea but no two are alike. These do have a tendency to be a fragile stone, especially the larger it is, and can easily crack between shells if too much pressure is applied.
Holistic believers find Turritella Agate a spiritual crystal connected to earth, home, one's roots, ancestry, and one's past. It is a survival stone giving strength, protection, wisdom and healing. It is also considered an excellent choice for fertility, increasing the chances of success. These beliefs are spiritual supporters and not prescriptions or substitutions for medical healthcare.
Natural stones almost always contain surface impurities like fissures, vugs, fractures (healed or fresh). We try to note if there are any surface features you should be aware of and won't knowingly sell a stone without disclosing in the description of such. We try to list pictures showing all surface features or post information if there are surface features you should be aware of.
Please inspect your stones prior to your use to avoid unexpected breaks later. It breaks my heart to see my husband test a slab by putting pressure to a suspected weak spot and sometimes snaps a slab (if it has a weak spot), but, if you don't test it, half way through your cabochon, it could naturally split on you. Better to remove all doubt before starting.
We don't alter the colors in our photographs, though digital photo colors vary between cameras and depending on the lighting where the photos are taken so please view all photos before purchasing. Naturally lighted photos will be provided whenever possible, but some photos are taken indoors. Photos of this piece were taken indoors. My apologies for any glare on any of the photos and the flash has a tendency to wash the colors, therefore, some photos may be with or without flash trying to capture the most lifelike appearance.
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