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This article is about Ammolite. You may be looking for Ammonite.

Ammolite is a gemsona created by N.R. Wynter. A small Gem and a member of the Elder Gems. She is the pioneer of Homeworld's technological development.

Trivia

  • Ammolite is the shortest of the elder gems. She shares the same size as beryls.

Gemology

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Ammolite in real life.

  • Ammolite is a fossilized, iridescent shell of ammonites.
    • It has a chemical composition of CaCO3 with 3-4% variable mineral traces, an orthorhombic system, and a hardness of 4.
  • This fossil is rare. Much of the world's supply comes from a small area along the St. Mary River in southwestern Alberta, Canada.
  • Ammolites are 70 to 75 million years old.
  • They are formed as a result of permineralization. Shells are covered by sediment and slowly replaced by nearby materials. Many of them served as siderite concretions, some containing an outer shell layer composted of gem-quality ammolite.
  • Ammolite's iridescent sheen primarily comes from aragonite. It's iridescence is obtained from great pressure beneath the ground.
  • Although it's been used by humans for thousands of years, ammolites were first officially described in 1908.
  • Ammolite was declared an official gemstone in Alberta and the City of Lethrbridge.
  • Ammolite is also known as 'aapoak', which originated from an Indian Kainah word, meaning "small, crawling stone".
    • The Blackfoot people had called the material "Iniskim", meaning "buffalo stone".
    • Other trade names include gem ammonite, calcentine, and korite.
  • Metaphysically, ammolite is an influential stone. It's believed to have the power to grant miracles and bestow good health, luck, stamina, and high energy.
    • Ammolite encourages self-worth, practicality, and reliability.
    • Additionally, it's a protective stone, providing stability and steadiness in one's life.
    • The Blackfoot people believed ammolites had strong healing powers and often mixed the gem into medicines.

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