Ammolite is a gemstone made from fossilized shells of the extinct ammonite mollusks – squidlike creatures – found primarily in Southern Alberta. The shells could grow to as large as 1 meter in diameter.
Ammolite is often made into colorful gemstones and Feng Shui practitioners refer to it as the “Seven Color Prosperity Stone”. That’s a little too woo-woo for me but the colors are pretty!
I took these photos of ammolite during my recent visit to Calgary Alberta in July. I spent an afternoon touring around the Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary. The museum has an impressive collection of minerals including gems, crystals, metals, and fluorescent minerals.
I grew up in Calgary and every year our school took us on a field trip to the Glenbow Museum but I didn’t recall viewing the mineral collection so it was interesting to view all of the fascinating samples.
A journey through the alphabet with ABC Wednesday Project where people from around the world create a weekly post – visiting the letter A this week.