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Fossil Coral Cabochons

Most corals live in warm, shallow, tropical seas and feed on plankton. Corals are marine animals with a sac-like body, mouth, tentacles and skeleton. Fossil Coral occurs throughout the world. They are in essence fossil remnants of coral reefs. Fossil Coral is actually a semi precious gemstone chalcedony pseudomorph after coral. It is ancient coral that has changed into an agate. The process occurred when silica in the ocean water hardened, replacing the limy coral. The term fossil refers to any preserved remains or imprint of a living organism (usually ancient).

The beautiful black and white Fossil Coral gemstone cabochons have a striking dot and spray pattern. The gemstone material is collected by goat herders in Northern Africa and the material is very limited!

The striking brown Fossil Coral cabochons come from the Hunan Province of China.

Metaphysical Properties: Fossils can help increase accomplishments in the area of business and add excellence to one's environment. They also aid one in being open to change and new ideas. Fossil Coral brings inner peace, strength, and understanding of purpose.