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Ammonite fossil Ammonite Douvilleiceras ?

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Chinliang

Hi I'm new to ammonite fossil can anyone help to ID this fossil? Is this a ammonite douvilleiceras fossil is it real or is just a "plastic"?

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Tidgy's Dad

Looks real to me, though someone's managed to scratch it a bit in places, it's very pretty. :)

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Ludwigia

It's a real Douvilleiceras from the Cretaceous of Madagascar. The market is flooded with them. Calcite steinkern polished almost beyond recognition.

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FossilDAWG

It's certainly real.  These ammonites often have the chambers filled with calcite, so people will "polish" them to remove the external shell and expose the calcite and suture lines.  Many people like them prepped that way, though my preference is to retain the shell and expose the ammonites as it was during life as much as possible.

 

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gigantoraptor

Real ammonite (you can see some of the suture lines) but there is more carving than original ammonite. A real natural Douvilleiceras looks like this (picture from the internet):

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aplomado

Yeah, it's got too much carving on it.  

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