opalized and pyritized ammonite fossil Love digging for fossils, especially beautiful ammonites!!!
Amazing tree fossil…
Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone. Category: fossilized, mineralized Ammonite shell.
Opal: " For in them you shall see the living fire of the ruby, the glorious purple of the amethyst, the sea-green of the emerald, all glittering together in an incredible mixture of light." ~ Roman Pliny the Elder on Opal, 1st Century AD
Opals of the world. This shows the range of opal colors in an array of shapes. Different places yield different colors of opals. A feast for the eyes.
Black Opal with red bars of mackerel sky pattern / Lightning Ridge, Australia
Rare reverse trapiche (six-pointed radial pattern) Emerald (by Sea Moon)
fracture control liesegang rings, Widemouth, Cornwall
Didn't think I'd be posting any pyrite to this page, but this pyrite deserves a spot. "Huge" Pyrite crystal. Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Peru.