Fossils

The word "Fossil" is from ancient Latin, meaning "having been dug up". This however would be considered an extremely loose translation. In regard to organic material that has gone through a natural cellular replacement process, many insist that technically a fossil must be at least 10,000 years old. However other "fossilized" specimens which have not yet turned completely into stone but are partially fossilized are still considered to be fossils by many. Regardless, a fossil, no matter how well preserved is a very rare occurrence, as the conditions for its creation must be just right for its permineralization / replacement process to occur. A specimen upon its demise must be immediately buried in order to prevent rapid decomposition. Also, the specimen must be close to a mineral rich water source which over time slowly allows the organic cellular structure of the specimen to be replaced with minerals, molecule by molecule.

Here you can peruse fossil specimens from many different Geological time periods. We hand select and guarantee all of our specimens. Please contact us for any questions you might have, or simply give us a call. 847-866-7374

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  1. 1"-1.5" Proetus Triliobite

    1"-1.5" Proetus Triliobite

    $14.50

    These trilobite specimens each have a unique shape and position they are in on the matrix. We will make sure to pick the best specimen available for you.

    Measures: 1"-2" Across

    Location: Morocco

    Time Period: Devonian 450 Million Years Old

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  2. 1-3/4" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

    1-3/4" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

    $495.00

    This Carcharodontosaurus specimen displays excellent enamel retention. The color of the enamel is a very warm and attractive intermix of brown tones. The serrations of the specimen are very clean. And, the tip is unrepaired and pristine.

    Measurements: 1-3/4" Long x 1" Wide x 1/2" Thick Location: Morocco, North Africa Time Period: Cretaceous ~90 myo

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  3. 1-7/8" T-Rex tooth with Root Attachment

    1-7/8" T-Rex tooth with Root Attachment

    $1,450.00

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    This nicely preserved specimen is un-restored and un-repaired. It displays very good enamel retention and the serrations are very distinct. The permineralization process has given the tooth a milk chocolate color, and the intact root extension is a lighter creamy brown. This Tyrannosaurus-rex tooth would be an excellent addition to anyone's collection. Measurements: ~ 1-7/8" long (including root) x 14/16" wide x 7/16" thick Location: Lance Formation, Lusk, Wyoming, USA Time period: Cretaceous Learn More
  4. 1.25" Tyrannosaurus Rex Premaxillary Tooth

    1.25" Tyrannosaurus Rex Premaxillary Tooth

    $950.00

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    This Tyrannosaurus rex premaxillary tooth would have been located on the bottom jaw towards the front of the mouth. This specimen has a double serration going up the back of the tooth. The tip is in excellent shape with no sign of restoration work.

    Measures: 1-1/4" Long x 1/2" Wide x 1/8" Thick

    Location: Hell Creek Formation, Powder River County, Montana (Found Summer 2013)

    Time Period: Cretaceous 65-68 Million Years Old

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  5. 12" Lebanese Fossil Fish Plates (Positive & Negative)

    12" Lebanese Fossil Fish Plates (Positive & Negative)

    $4,250.00

    This museum quality species of Goedelli fish is exceptionally rare and a fine example of both a positive and negative imprint. Specimens that are found in this part of the world many times retain great detail, and this particular specimen is no exception, displaying fine detail throughout.

    Measures: Plates: ~12" Tall x 9" Wide , Specimens: ~5-1/2" Wide x 6" Tall Location: Haqil, Byblos, Lebanon Time Period: Upper Cretaceous ~100 Million Years Old Learn More
  6. 14" Fossil Starfish Plate

    14" Fossil Starfish Plate

    $1,250.00

    Nicely compacted together is this exceptional mass mortality Starfish plate, which was laboratory prepared in Morocco, Africa. The detail, (in combination with the natural positioning of the specimens) gives a nice interpretation of a calm and care free existence, just before their instantaneous demise.

    Measures:14" Wide x 11" Tall Location: Morocco Time Period: Ordovician 488 - 433 MYO

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  7. 16.5" Orthoceras Plate

    16.5" Orthoceras Plate

    $85.00

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    This Orthoceras plate is full of intact shells that are revealed on the front face of the plate.

    Measurements: ~16.5" High x 11" Wide x 1" Deep

    Location: Tindouf Basin, Morocco Time Period: Devonian ~350 Million Years Old Learn More
  8. 18.5" Fossil Starfish Mass Mortality Plate

    18.5" Fossil Starfish Mass Mortality Plate

    $1,850.00

    This nicely sized starfish plate would be phenomenal display piece for any collector, or an exceptional showpiece for ones home or office. The starfish are spread around the plate in an aesthetically pleasing pattern that only nature could create. The quality of preparation taken to prepare the piece is quite extraordinary showing exceptional detail throughout.

    Entire plate measures: ~18-1/2" Tall x 13" Wide Asteroidea specimen measures ~ 5" across Brittles average ~ 4" across Location: Morocco Time PeriodOrdovician 488 - 433 MYO

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  9. 2" - 2.5" Crotalocephalus Trilobites (Best Available)

    2" - 2.5" Crotalocephalus Trilobites (Best Available)

    $35.00

    These trilobites are great for any starting collector. We will make sure to pick the very best that is available when you purchase.

    Measurements: Specimens Average ~ 2 - 2-1/2" Long Location: Morocco, North Africa Time Period: Devonian ~420 Million Years Old

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  10. 2" Dryosaurus (iguanodant) Caudal Vertebrae

    2" Dryosaurus (iguanodant) Caudal Vertebrae

    $350.00

    Caudal vertebrates comprise the majority of the skeleton of an animal's tail and are one of the most studied bones in dinosaurs. This particular specimen is very complete with very minor repair and no restoration, as we can observe.

    Measures: 2" Long x 3/4" Thick x 1" High Location: Bone Cabin Quarry, Morrison Formation, Wyoming State, U.S.A. Time Period: Jurassic / ~150 MYO Learn More

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