Full Version: help me to find out about these big and old seashells
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Thank you Mike!
That's it <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />
And they were partially covered with the hard crust (that is shown on a lot of images) it comes off quite easy ... I've cleaned couple of them and they're beautiful!

I have not finished them with anything yet since they seem to have quite fragile top layer. Should I use mineral oil or clear coat them? I'll see what I can find on the internet also ...

Thank you sincerely
I got hold on to these very old shells that were buried in the ground in a pyramid (3-5 feet deep) on Coronado Island in California. Probably a grave of a small animal - it was overgrown with roots but somewhat hollow under the "pyramid" of shells. It's not known how long ago they were buried - there's a house next to the excavation area built in 1932 and the area has never been touched except for gardening since the house was built.
I could not find anything like these online. Could you please let me know what they are and possibly what they might be worth if I'd sell them.
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Feel free to ask more questions.
Thank you <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />
Looks for me like Astraea undosa (Wood, 1828). If you google for it, you will see pictures of it, which look very much like yours.