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 at (847) 866-7374.

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  1.  Elrathia Kingii Trilobites

    Elrathia Kingii Trilobites

    $18.50

    These Elrathia Kingii trilobite specimens are great display pieces for any collector. We'll make certain to choose a fine specimen for you, when you purchase.

    Measurements: In matrix ~ 3" - 5" Long Specimen Measurements: ~ 1" long Location: Utah, U.S.A. Time Period: Cambrian ~600 Million Years Old Learn More
  2. 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, in matrix

    Location: Morocco

    Time Period: Devonian 450 Million Years Old

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  3. 1-7/8" Premium Tyrannosaurus-rex Tooth

    1-7/8" Premium Tyrannosaurus-rex Tooth

    $2,950.00

    This Tyrannosaurus-rex tooth displays excellent enamel, pristine serrations, beautiful dark chocolate coloration and an un-repaired tip, (with a wear facet). The tooth is both thick and wide, and the serrations are as perfect as some of the premium Megalodon shark teeth we've offered. A gem Learn More
  4. 10" Long Oreodont Skull "Merycoidodon"

    10" Long Oreodont Skull "Merycoidodon"

    $1,595.00

    Out of stock

    All the matrix meticulously removed from this specimen's mouth, gives this Oreodont skull a more formidable appearance than what the temperament of the creature actually was. The teeth are original to the specimen. It appears there's been no restoration to the piece. Normally the zygomatic arches are reconstructed. But, that appears not to be the case in this instance.Repair is minimal and the specimen appears to have taken on interesting iron per-mineralization throughout its fissure lines. The piece comes with a simple wooden display stand. Or it will stand by itself. A gem

    Measurements: ~ 10" Long x 4-1/2" Wide x 6-1/2" Tall Location: South Dakota, U.S.A. Time Period: Oligocene Epoch ~30 MYO Learn More

  5. 11" Mioplosus labracoidis Fish Fossil

    11" Mioplosus labracoidis Fish Fossil

    $295.00

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    Excellent skeletal preservation makes this less common specimen from the Green River formation a nice addition to one's collection, or a excellent accent for someone's home or office.

    Measurements: 11" x 8" Location: Green River Formation, Wyoming, U.S.A. Time Period: Eocene ~60 Million Years Old

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  6. 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
  7. 2" - 2.5" Crotalocephalus Trilobites (Best Available)

    2" - 2.5" Crotalocephalus Trilobites (Best Available)

    $65.00

    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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  8. 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

  9. 2" Dryosaurus (Iguanodontia) Dorsal Vertebrae

    2" Dryosaurus (Iguanodontia) Dorsal Vertebrae

    $495.00

    Dorsal vertebrates are the "backbones" of an animal. In dinosaurs, they were located between its tail and before their necks began. Vertebrates are one of the main bones in dinosaurs that paleontologists study. This particular specimen is quite nice, being as complete as it is and in excellent condition. Measures: 2" Long x 1-1/2" Wide x 1-1/2" High Location: Bone Cabin Quarry, Morrison Formation, Wyoming State, U.S.A. Time Period: Jurassic / ~150 MYO Learn More
  10. 2" Green Chiapas Amber

    2" Green Chiapas Amber

    $245.00

    This piece of polished amber has a large insect inclusion. The Amber's coloration is combination of lemon-drop and true amber, with green shades, when viewed properly. The piece is quite clear, enabling you to view into the specimen.

    Measurement: ~ 2 x 2 x 1/2" Weight: 33.0 grams Location: Chiapas, Mexico Time Period: Oligocene / Miocene ~ 22-28 m.y.o.

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