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by kalpesh

Himalayan Ammonite

Himalayan Ammonite

On a recent trip to Himalayas I found a fossil rock which i would be interested in knowing more about it.

I have attached the pics. Please if you can help me know more about it as to whose fossil it is , how old and any more details as you can add.

Also if it were to be valued how much it be of ?

The location where i found is

Village: Hikkim
State: Himachal Pradesh
Country: India

The excat location,+Himachal+Pradesh+172114/@32.2465173,78.0951226,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3906a4a7b28768a9:0xfa4b9b0f623f1849!8m2!3d32.2470019!4d78.0969256?hl=en

Would be waiting for your response.

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by: Michael

This is already correctly identified as the imprint of an ammonite. I cannot be entirely sure,but I suspect it is the genus "Blandfordiceras", an upper Jurassic ammonite from the so-called "Spiti Shales". If you look up "Shaligram", you will discover (if you didn't already know) that these fossil ammonite shells found in the Himalaya are revered by followers of the Hindu religion as symbolic of reincarnations of the God Vishnu.

Himalayan Ammonite
by: Douglas

You have an ammonite. I cannot tell you the species name.

Ammonites were a relative of today's squid. Hard to believe that the roof of the world was once underwater! The circular markings near the center are likely bite marks from a mosasaur which was an apex predator of the same time period.

You can find out more about ammonites here:

The area you described looks like it is Mesozoic age. I cannot find more detailed info on what period it is from.

Your find is incomplete and while it is a nice find it won't bring a large price. Ammonites were very common so they do not have high value unless they are complete, big, and beautiful.

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