fossils are a great view into our ancient history

Trilobites

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Trilobite were bottom dwelling scavengers that lived in shallow seas. There have been over 5,000 species found. Click here to view fossils we have available.



Ammonites

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Ammonites are of the cephlopod family. Which is to say they were ancestors to modernday squids. There are over 1,000  different species found. Click here to view the assortment of Ammonites we have available.


Fossil Fish

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There have been an untold number of fossil fish species found. Some even living today, such as the coelacanth. Click here view our variety of fossil fish we have available. 


Petrified Wood

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There have been an untold number of fossil fish species found. Some even living today, such as the coelacanth. Click here view our variety of fossil fish we have available. 

Teeth & Claws

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Teeth are the last component in an animals body to decay. So they fossilize quite readily. There are many fossilized teeth found. Not all of them are dinosaur teeth. there are also teeth found from sharks, mammoths, mastadons, bears, even horses and cattle. Click here to view our line of teeth and claws.


Fossil Insects & Bugs

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Insects have an exoskeleton which is made of chitin, a calciun carbonate substance that is very hard. So it is not unusual to find fossilized insects. Click here to view our fossil insect selections available.

 

More popular Fossils.....

Fossil Bones

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Bones are mostly composed of calcium which fossilizes quite readily in the proper environment. The softer marrow inside the bone tends to decay and is occasionally replaced with other minerals in the area. They contain a pattern in the fossil that many lapidarists like to use in making jewelry. Click here to view our assortment of bones available.


Cephlapods

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Cephlopods, like Ammonites, are of the modern Squid and Octopus family. For classification purposes, fossil Cephlopods have straight shells. Click here to view our assortment Cephlopods available.

Shell fish

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There are a variety of shellfish found, including brachiopods, gastropods, cephlapods, and crustacians. Because the shell were made of hard calcium or cartilage, they decayed slowly and thus fossilized more easily. Click here to view our assortment of fossil shellfish available.

Plants

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Plants are a soft bodied tissue, thus are very rare to find fossilized. Petrified wood is the most common of these. However, if buried or submerged rapidly so decay cannot occur, they can ossify and become fossils. Click here to view our assortment of plant fossils available.

Coprolite

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No, they don't stink. Coprolite is fossilized dung. It can be found looking like a pile of poop or even agatized with many colors and patterns. Click here to view our assortment of coprollite available.

Dinosaur Eggs

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While extremely rare, dinosaur eggs as well as other fossil eggs have been found. Some have even had babies in them. Click here to view fossil eggs we have available.