Ammonites & Fossils

71 Million years in the making

THE PERFECT GEMSTONE

Mesozic Era

Ammonite cephalopods inhabit the inland subtropical sea that bordered the Rocky Mountains—this area is known today as the Cretaceous or Western Interior Seaway.

Fossilization

As the ammonites died, they sank to the bottom and were buried by layers of bentonitic mud that eventually became shale. Millions of years pass and the ammonites become fossilized.

Mineralization

Tectonic pressure, heat and mineralization formed the gemstone, almost exclusively harvested by KORITE.

Discovery

Significant deposits of gem-quality Ammolite are found in the Bearpaw Formation that extends from Alberta to Saskatchewan in Canada and south to Montana, USA.

Refinement

Jewellery & Decor

KORITE's

Ethical Mining

KORITE works closely with provincial environmental officials to ensure that the land is restored to its natural state and is improved during the reclamation process. KORITE will continue to set the Ammolite Industry standard in environmental mining practices. Authentic KORITE ammolite is ethically mined and certified by the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage.