ChrystalShell *Open Knobbed Whelk with Crystals in the Core

ChrystalShell *Open Knobbed Whelk with Crystals in the Core

35.00

This unusual, two-toned crystal shell has crystals bursting from the very core of its spiral. As you see in the very center there are crystals clusters in ever inch of the tip. My theory is the spirals of these amazing shells cannot fill with sand and is left hollow while the rest of the shell fills with sand as it gets buried further and deeper into the Ocean’s floor. After thousands of years of that shell being buried somehow the crystals start to grow inside the empty cavities in the spiral of the shell. If you were to crack open the top of this crystal whelk you may find more calcite clusters in other sections of the spiral. I have done it many times and just like geodes sometimes it is packed full of crystals and other times there’s nothing. There is never a guarantee but the excitement is thrilling to break open a seashell fossil to see what’s hiding beneath the surface.

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