Friday, August 29, 2014

Stone: Orthoceras Fossil

Orthoceras Fossil - Image by Sonatona

Country of Origin: Morocco

General information: The name "orthoceras" means "straight horn" and refers to the creature's long conical shell. Orthoceras Fossils date back to the Silurian Age, more than 400 million years ago. they are ancestors to the modern day squid. As the Orthoceras died their shells accumulated upon the ocean floor. Eventually they were covered by layers of sediments and converted into stones/fossils over the ages. 

Physical Properties: During the Devonian geologic era, about 350 millions years ago, the Orthoceras, reaching a length of over 6 feet, swam in an Ocean which covered the area. After death, their shells were preserved in the black marble.

Metaphysical properties: Fossils are believed to increase life span, reduce toxins, anxiety, stress, balance the emotions, make one more confident. Containing supernatural and physical healing powers. They promote a sense of pride and success in business. Healers use fossils to enhance telepathy and stimulate the mind. Traditionally, fossils have been used to aid in  reducing tiredness, fatigue, digestive disorders, and rheumatism. Orthoceras Fossils work best on the root chakra.


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