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Ammolite / Ammonite

Ammolite is the gem version (recognized in 1981 by CIBJO). Ammonite is the name of the fossil, ammolite the name of the gem material derived from it (tradename actually). Editing the links breaks them. --Doos 14:48, 17 January 2007 (PST)

Uhm Tom, your additions to this talk don't show here .. no idea why. --Doos 14:55, 17 January 2007 (PST)

ISP crash on my side here. Between the two of us we have found an error in GEMS by Webster! This one got by B.W. Anderson and I don't know why. The 4th edition was printed in 1983 and doesn't mention the CIBJO gem version of "ammolite," as per what happened in 1981. I like this material very much and that is why it caught my eye today. "Ammonite" is the old paleontological term and the paleontologists STILL use it. Hence, the confusion.
  Chapter 22, Coral, Shell and Operculum, page 572 is what I was going by. Maybe we want to point out the old paleontological spelling to END the confusion right? Thank You for pointing this out to me. Cheers! Tom Goodwin, G.G. 15:48, 17 January 2007 (PST)

The best article on the subject thus far is the 2001 article in G&G, someone should dive into the topic. Barbra created the workable "definition" of ammolite. Ammonite is of course also valid as a fossil, but here we are talking about the gem material (mainly from Korite). --Doos 07:28, 18 January 2007 (PST)

But we do agree that ammolite must be defined as a gem variety of ammonite, no? Ammonite is very much still used to describe coiled cephalopods. They are "marker" fossils.--Barbra 07:34, 18 January 2007 (PST)

Yes. --Doos 07:37, 18 January 2007 (PST)
"Ammolite" reminds me of "lite" beer for some silly reason. Seriously, I think we are in agreement about the differing names and definitions. Tom Goodwin, G.G. 12:52, 18 January 2007 (PST)
LOL, sounds like the new "quick start program" with Jenny Craig..--Barbra 10:37, 18 January 2007 (PST)