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simboloAmmonite Red

About 185 million years ago, in the mid-Jurassic period, the platform of limestone deposits suddenly dropped even further below the sea due to the sea-bed falling to over 1000 metres. It thus became a plateau swept by ocean currents that did not permit the accumulation of deposits of any substantial thickness. In this environment lived large molluscs with spiral-shaped shells similar to the “Nautilus” and now extinct: the Ammonites. Due to the discovery of numerous fossil shells of these animals and to the red colour of these deposits, they have been called Ammonite red