Turritella Agate is good for change and survival instincts. It is good for Earth healing, grounding, and connecting with the Earth. It helps superiority complex and victim mentality.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Turritella Agate is a good stone for soothing traumas of the past and moving forward. It can also assist you in connecting to your family lineage and your ancestral roots.
The Physical Connection:
Turritella Agate is thought to be beneficial for digestion and the absorption of nutrients from food. It is also thought to aid upset stomach, nausea, bloating, and gas. It is said to help with fatigue by energizing the body.
The Chakras Connected to Turritella Agate:
Root (Base) Chakra.
Aquarius, and Cancer.
Locations Found & History:
Mainly found in the United States in the Rocky Mountain region. Turritella Agate is a type of Chalcedony, which belongs to the Quartz family of minerals. Agate is named after the Achetes River in Sicily, which is where Agate stones were first discovered. It’s also been found with various artifacts from the Neolithic people who used it for energy balancing and ornaments. Agates were used in Greek and Egyptian cultures as well as in Africa, Russia, and the Middle East.
When the stone was first discovered, they thought that the fossils were of the marine Turritella genus, but instead, the fossils are from the freshwater snail, Elimia tenera, which is from the Pleuroceridae family. Since it was already called Turritella in publications it’s continued to be named this even though it’s not accurate.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Turritella Agate is brown or black with interesting fossils embedded within the stones. It was formed about 50 million years ago, in the Eocene epoch, while the Rocky Mountains were almost finished forming in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. As sediments were collected in lakes and rivers to form rock and many different fossils were filled with silica and captured within the rock creating Turritella Agate. It is a type of Agate that is usually black and brown with interesting fossil inclusions.
The Green River Formation is one of the most well-known rocks to find these incredible stones. These stones can be used to create bookends and clock faces, as well as personal items like jewelry and belt buckles. The stones are fairly affordable but prices increase with fossil size and detail.
How to Use Turritella Agate:
Wear or hold Turritella Agate or have it around you to feel more grounded and rooted. Keep it with you as you’re doing any research and balancing in regards to your family or ancestry.