Elimia (Turritella) Agate Tumbled • Wyoming • Medium 50003TTA

Turritella Agate (Elimia) is the popular name used for a brown, translucent, fossiliferous agate found in the Green River Formation of Wyoming. It is easily recognizable because it contains large fossil snails that stand out in a white-to-tan color in contrast with the brownish agate.

 

This organic gem material was incorrectly named decades ago when it was thought that the spiral-shaped gastropod (snail) fossils within the stone were members of the marine Turritella genus. Actually, the fossils are of the freshwater snail, Elimia tenera, a member of the Pleuroceridae family.

 

"Before the correct name was realized and widely published, the gem material became quite popular and the name "Turritella" went wild in lapidary magazines, gem, mineral, and fossil books, catalogs, and exhibits. Today it is typically seen without corrective note in all of those sources, along with websites, online auctions, and computer software. Only a fraction of the people who have collected the material, cut it into cabochons, sold it, bought it, or worn it in jewelry have any knowledge that Elimia is a more appropriate name." [Geology.com]

 

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* Sizes, shapes and colors my vary due to being a natural stone, being hand-carved and/or difference in computer monitors.

Turritella Agate Tumbles • Medium

SKU: 50003TTA
$2.00 Regular Price
$1.00Sale Price
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tumbled Turritella Agate

    • Green River, Wyoming
    • Medium
    • Natural, Polished50003TTA
    • Chakra: Root
    • Astrological: Aquarius and Cancer
    • Numerical: 8
    • Emotional: Anger, Bitterness, Confront Difficulties, Courage, Creativity, Express Ideas, Inner Stability, Love, Multi-Tasking, Protection, Security, Self-Confidence, Strength, Succeed Confrontations
    • Physical: Aging, Analytical Abilities, Concentration, Enthusiasm Increase, Epilepsy Symptoms, Fatigue, Fertility, Foot Swelling, Gallstones, Gastroenteritis, Hands, Insect Bites, Itching, Lethargy, Perception, Rashes, Restlessness, Skin Lesions, Sleepwalking, Stamina, Strength, Varicose Veins
    • Spiritual: Ancient Wisdom, Aura Stabilization, Balance Spiritual Energy, Connects to Past, Earth Connection, Grounding, Healing, Home Connection

     

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    Metaphysical properties are for your enjoyment and are not to be taken as medical advice.

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