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Turritella Fossil 1 1/2 Inch
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These turritella fossils are mined by Kidz Rocks from the Topanga Formation of Southern California. They are solid well formed fossils that have been cleaned properly but few if any have the tiny pointed tips in tact.

You will receive 1 bag containing 6 fossils that are 1 1/2 inch to 2 inches ling.

Bulk Purchase Specimen
You are buying six fossils. You will receive six fossils like the ones in the photographs, not the exact fossils shown. Photographing and listing every fossil separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Fossils are believed to increase life span, reduce toxins, anxiety, stress, balance the emotions and increase confidence. Containing supernatural and physical healing powers, they promote a sense of pride and success in business. Healers use fossils to enhance and stimulate the mind. Traditionally, fossils have been used to aid in reducing fatigue, digestive disorders, and rheumatism.

MINERAL DESCRIPTION

The fossil remains of turritella are the shells or the cast of shells from soft-bodied mollusks. Turritella are a type of sea snail with tall spiral shells. They vary in size from about 1/2 inch to 6 inches long. Turritella is a genus of medium-sized sea snails with an operculum, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Turritellidae. They have tightly coiled shells, whose overall shape is basically that of an elongated cone.

The name Turritella comes from the Latin word turritus meaning turreted or towered and the diminutive suffix -ella. During the Mesozoic (~245-65 million years ago) the ammonites, a relative of the modern chambered nautilus, flourished and are an important part of the fossil record, but they became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous at the same time as the dinosaurs. Many types of clams and snails also disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous, including the rudists, a group of bivalved mollusks that lived much as modern reef-building organisms do. The disappearance of these marine animals opened up environmental niches to be filled by a radiation of new species of all types of animals at the beginning of the Cenozoic.


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