Turritella Agate, also known as Elemia Agate, is a fossil formation consisting of ancient snail shells that have been crystallized and silicified. These ancient freshwater snails were highly abundant around 50 million years ago in the Green River Formation in present-day Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. When the snails died, their shells sank to the bottom of the lake and became covered by dirt and various sediment. Small amounts of microcrystalline silica in the groundwater slowly encompassed the cavities of the shell. This is believed to have occurred in a gel-like substance that eventually hardened over time into a Chalcedony. This brown Chalcedony is the bedrock in which the shells are hosted. Turritella Agate is abundantly found in Wyoming but can also be collected in Colorado and Utah.
Turritella Agate appeared in the market in the middle of the 20th century and was widely used as lapidary material. Due to its ease of polishing as well as its abundance of shells, it became instantly popular! While it was being officially recorded and classified as a fossiliferous agate researchers discovered a great misnaming had taken place. The Turritella genius of snails that were believed to be in the fossil was in-fact from the Elimia lineage, a very similar and close family member of Turritella snails.
Turritella Agate is a grounding stone that activates the root chakra and helps connect you to your past life intuition during meditation. These creatures lived during a much higher vibratory phase when mother Earth was growing, where an abundance of energies not accessible today were imbued in every living creature. The crystallization that occurred within these primordial shells encapsulated the energies for you to use in the present day. These tiny amulets are tokens of grounding, which is something the majority of the population seems to struggle with daily. Their deep connection to mother Earth and all of her energies provide one with the necessary restorative powers that will aid you along your spiritual evolution.
Turitella Agate is a useful tool if you are looking for courage, strength, and confidence. This crystal works in perfect harmony with other crystals that promote self-healing through past life recall. Some of the Crystal Council’s favorite stones include Petrified Wood, Amber, and Orthoceras.