But that’s not all. Ammonite fossils have amazed many with their unique qualities. In addition to being time markers for geologists and other experts, they also serve as great showpieces for homes, given their attractive shape and fascinating history.
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Pine cones are things that you probably have seen or held in hand. It looks amazing and there is something unique about its appearance. But what exactly are pine cones? What purpose do they serve? You’ll be surprised to know that these strange looking parts of trees have been associated with all sorts of things such as immortality, the third eye, and even enlightenment.
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The Megalodon also called ‘Carcharocles Megalodon’ was the largest known shark to ever rule the ocean waters. The scientific name ‘Carcharocles Megalodon’ stands for ‘giant tooth’ and there is a good reason for that! Not only is the Megalodon the largest fish on record, but it is also popular for its massive teeth
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Fossils offer us a glimpse into a fascinating past. The remains of historic and pre-historic living organisms have captivated scientists for their ability to tell the story of times that existed a long time ago. But today, fossils have also become a collector’s delight
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Most dinosaur fossils, or many prehistoric shark fossils for that matter, may be way out of reach of some people. But fossils from prehistoric fish called Knightia are quite reasonably priced. These 50 thousand year old fish are discovered in Wyoming as one of the Green River Formation fossils
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Some millions of years ago, different species of dinosaurs roamed around the earth that is today home to homo sapiens and thousands of other creatures. Dinosaurs may have been wiped off of the earth’s surface, but we still know a lot about these wondrous creatures, all thanks to fossils and science! If you have watched ‘Jurassic Park’ you must know about the Velociraptor dinosaur or
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Choosing the right gift items for a fossil hunter or a future or practicing paleontologist can be no simple feat. Since they like to discover and collect fossils for research, hobby, or profit, you may probably think of gifting a fossil to make them feel special. While a fossil is a good idea, it should be authentic and rare like a Megalodontooth. If you can lay your hands on such pieces, things would work wonder for you; however, if not, here are the top three gifts you can gift to a fossil hunter:
Funny Paleontologist Apparel
Today, many apparel stores provide customized printed t-shirts designed specifically for fossil collectors or paleontologists. They generally have a wide selection of apparel with funny and witty
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While trilobite preparatorsand seasoned collectors can skillfully observe and identify fake trilobites, displayed in numerous fossil shows, new trilobite enthusiasts and collectors, who are unfamiliar with how fossils are fabricated, often fail to recognize faked specimens. This lack of knowledge and experience is tremendously increasing the market of fake fossils traders.
But if you don’t want to fall for such fake, take note of mentioned clues below that help you identify fake trilobite in no
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The late Miocene / early Pliocene fossils of the Caldera region of Chile are very special. The preservation of these fossils is incredible with great color and size. Many folks remember the big, top quality Megalodon teeth the emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then the Great White shark and the rare Great White transition teeth which were finally named as a species in 2012 (C. hubbelli). But there are many other rare, well preserved shark species that were found in the Chilean Bahia Iglesa Fm. deposits. Many Chilean fossil shark teeth represent the best available specimens for their species, and many these species are still available today in small numbers sourced from old hoards or collections. Unfortunately, the export of all Chilean fossils stopped in 2006 and nearly all of the Bahia
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Are you a budding paleontologist? Or do you just love reading interesting facts about the prehistoric era and the creatures that roamed around before humankind came to dominate the earth and its resources? Either way, planning museum visits with friends and family sounds like something that you may be doing regularly! After all, it is the one place where you get to see and admire all the relics from the past. Talking about museums, coming across fossils and bones of creatures that are now extinct is pretty exciting. Fossils of dinosaurs are the most sought after. These wondrous creatures were wiped off the earth about 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period. Today dinosaur bones and teeth have been dug out from around the globe. While about 700 species of dinosaurs have been discovered, Tyrannosaurus Rex, popularly referred to as T-Rex, is considered to be one among