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Large Great White Fossilised Shark's Tooth, 3 Million Years BP

A rare example of a Great White's tooth from the Pliocene period. The species is Carcharodon carcharias, apparently it is the third tooth on the upper jaw. 

 

From the Huarra formation, Antofaga, Chile.

66mm, 38.5g

Grade: Fine 

 

£48 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Baltic Amber with a Number of Insects Included, 45 Million Years BP

For any lover of the Jurrasic Park films, a 45 million year old piece of amber containing insects. A beetle and flies are noted. Whether you can retieve DNA is up to you, but this little nugget is truly beautiful and comes from the Oligocene period!

15mm x 12mm x 4mm, 0.49g

 

 

£30 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

REEDOPS FOSSILISED TRILOBITE, 360 MILLION YEARS BP

Reedops sp. trilobite, alive during the Upper Devonian period, c 385-359 million years BP. From the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

On matrix 177g, fossil 61mm long x 27mm wide

(Past extraction repair to matrix is discernible but not obvious).

 

  £55 (P&P FREE to UK other locations ask)

Crinoid Specimen Layer, Carboniferous Period, c320 Million Years BP

Multiple crinoid stems in a layer. From a Welsh collector, find spot unknown.

 

The reverse is also interesting as it has two small starfish fossils and part of a larger crinoid stem. Alive 359-299 million years ago.

The reverse showing starfish. They are both member of the Enchinodermata. The crinoids, and of course starfish, still live today and are marine animals.

57mm x 5mm

 

£28 (P&P FREE to UK, other loctions please ask)

Fossil Fern, Frond and Stems on Matrix, Carboniferous,

320 Million Years BP

Multiple fern fronds on a shale matrix, with stems to the reverse. 

 

Found: Pennsylvania, USA

 

100mm x 75mm x 10mm

 

£25 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask first)

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