Turritella Agate Rectangle Cabochon
Approx. dimensions: 3.5cm x 2.5cm
Weight: 9.0g (45.0 ct)
This cabochon is actually made from agatized gastropod (snail) fossils from Wyoming. These fossils are Eocene in age or approximately 51.98 million years old. Technically, Turritella refers to the saltwater variety of snail. Elimia tenera is the proper name for this freshwater snail, but the name Turritella just stuck.