Orthoceras, also known as Orthoceratites, is a genus of extinct marine invertebrates that lived during the Ordovician Period (485 million–443 million years ago). These creatures were relatives of ammonites and squid. Orthoceras fossils can be between a centimeter and over 14 feet long. You can find them commonly on a rock matrix, most of the time limestone. The best specimens come from Morocco, Scandinavia, Sweden, and the Baltic States.

Orthoceras have been used as a carving or sculpting material for many years. It can be carved into plates, spheres, palm stones, jewelry, lock boxes, and other little trinkets. The fossil and the marine rock it's attached to are so durable that they're often used to create furniture.

Meaning & Energy

The Orthoceras fossil is known for its ancient knowledge and life force energy. Living over 400 million years ago, the Orthoceras roamed the seas in a world that looked much different than it does today. By meditating with this stone’s energy, one may feel a connection to that ancient Earth and all the knowledge it contains. This fossil will offer up an abundance of life force energy, which can be used in areas where we need it most. Some ancient legends even claim that wearing orthoceras on a daily basis can help you live longer.

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