Ammolite is fossilized ammonite, a coiled shellfish related to modern-day squids that existed some 65 to 410 million years ago. The name "ammonite" comes from the ancient Egyptian god Ammon, who is represented by the head of a ram with twisted spiral horns, reminiscent of ammonite's curled-up shells. Ammonites are found worldwide, but in the southern portion of Canada's Alberta province, the ammonite shell displays vibrant colors. Canadian ammonites can be found as large as 90 cm in diameter and typically show red or green iridescence. Because fossil ammonites are protected by the Alberta Historical Resources Act, scientific or display-quality specimens may be retained by the Crown. History and romance. According to legend, a Native American woman of the Blackfoot nation was the first to discover the colorful fossil in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. It was found during a harsh

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