Agate, Turritella Tumbled Stones
- Stone of personal connection with one's past (ancestral, homeland, and the country from which those ancestors came).
- A record keeper crystal, so may be used to gain access to the wisdom of past worlds and past life recall.
- Opens communication between plant and mineral kingdoms.
- Provides access to information beneficial in healing the planet.
- Cleanses and re-vitalizes.
- Protects against danger, alleviates fears.
- Stops burning desires for things we don't need.
Turritella Agate is a deeply spiritual stone that's heavily connected to the earth — visible by the many sea creatures and fossilized snail patterns that decorate the outer layers of these stones.
This organic gem typically originates in the Green River Formation in Wyoming (U.S.) and features striking spiral-shaped gastropod (snail) fossils.
The stone’s name is somewhat deceiving, as the snails entombed on the stones were thought to be members of the marine Turitella genus — hence the name of the stone. In reality, the freshwater snails, Wlimia Tenera, are a member of the Pleuroceridae family.
But to be fair, Turritella Agate has a better ring than Pleuroceridae Agate.
The stones are thought to have formed more than 50 million years ago, during the Eocene epoch, when the newly forming Rocky Mountains caused water to run off of lands and build into streams that carried sand, silt, mud and snails into basins near the foot of the mountains. Over time, this sediment filled the lakes and basins and preserved many fossils.
But not all of the snails were carried along by falling rains into the basins. As the sediment worked as a form of fertilizer, new algae and plant life sprouted in the area that proved attracted to more snails, which eventually took up residence in the basin.