Rocks Minerals and Fossils

Fossils







dinosaur T-rex Fossils are the remaining evidence of life that flourished millions of years ago. They are generally found in layers of sedimentary rocks originally deposited by the erosive action of water. Using modern technology, scientists have been able to determine the age of rock and mineral deposits as well as that of the formations in which fossils are found. Using that information, they devised what we commonly refer to as the Geologic Time Scale. To learn more about sedimentary rock formations, visit our Rock Cycle page. For more about geologic periods, check out our Geologic Time Chart.

Special Fossils

Items on this page include many of our fossil related charts, kits and collections. In addition, we also have some very special items including our Amber, Fossil Fish, Flies and Water Striders, Triops and Trilobites. To view those, please visit the pages we have set aside to display them by clicking on the appropriate button below.

Mammoth Tusk Ivory


Product
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Item # Item Description Price
310
Mammoth Tusk Ivory - Mammoth Tusk Ivory Specimen - This is your opportunity to own a piece of 10,000 year old ivory from a mammoth tusk. Quantities are limited so don't wait. When our supply is gone, that will be it. Click here to learn more about Mammoths and our specimens. Specimen sizes are approximate but as close as we can cut them. They average about 3/16" thick. Larger pieces may be available on request.

Out of Stock

Geologic Time/Fossil Collections


Product
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Item # Item Description Price
1602-000
Fossil Collection - Back in Stock - Set of 15 fossil specimens in a display box. Includes an information sheet keyed to the number on each specimen and our 11" x 17" Geologic Time Chart so you can match the fossil to the geologic time period during which it lived. $18.95

1610-000
Advanced Fossil Collection - This comprehensive collection of 30 fossils contains demonstration specimens of animal phyla and plants from the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic periods. The collection comes complete with a descriptive key sheet and geologic time chart. $42.00

1751-000
Premium Fossil Collection - A GREAT COLLECTION! We have had a number of inquiries about collections of larger specimens so we are now offering this premium fossil collection which includes 12 of our larger sized specimens. Included are a trilobite, foraminifera, horn coral, bryozoans, oyster, sea urchin, gastropod, brachiopod, crinoid stem, cephalopod, fern imprint and petrified wood.Also includes a identification key and a poster. $59.95

0090-03A
Fossil Collection - A bagged set of 15 fossil specimens. Each is labeled with basic information. Includes an 11" x 17" Geologic Time Chart. $12.50

C200S
Fossil Collection - Set of 12 individually bagged fossil specimens. An informaton card is included with each of the specimens. Our 11" x 17" Geologic Time Chart is also included in this collection so you can match the fossil to the geologic time period during which it lived. $13.95

320
Fossil Discovery Dig - Young fossil hunters can capture all of the excitement of digging for real fossils! Use the tools included to uncover and identify five (5) actual fossils. Each is up to 500 million years old. Carefully unearth your discoveries and identify them with the Fossil Clue sheet that includes a written description of each fossil type and colored photos for easy identification. Kit includes fossil-bearing clay "rock", an excavation tool, a hand lens and fossil guide. $ 9.00

1008-1F8
Set of 8 - fossil specimens mounted on a 5" x 7" card. Information about each one on reverse side. See our other card mounted collections. $ 6.00

312
Basic Fossil Type Kit - Not all fossils are petrified. Surprised? Learn about the different types of fossils in this EZ 2 Kit. 6 specimens with instructions. $12.95



1600-000
Mounted Fossil Collection - 12 Box Mounted Fossils - Specimen sizes are less than 1". The lid to the box contains a Geologic Time Chart showing the evolutionary time of the various fossil types. Specimens include: horn coral, a gastropod, a blastoid, fish vertebra, a bryozoan, an ammonite, a shark tooth, a pelecypod, a piece of copal, a crinoid stem, dinosuar bone and an echinoid. $10.00



1601-000
Mounted Fossil Collection - 12 Box Mounted Fossils - Each specimen comes in its own individual, labeled box. Specimen sizes range from under 1" to about 1.5". The lid to the box contains a Geologic Time Chart showing the evolutionary time of the various fossil types. Specimens include: a pelecypod, a gastropod, a trilobite, horn coral, a bryozoan, an ammonite, a crinoid stem, a brachiopod, a shark tooth, a piece of dinosaur bone, copal and an echinoid. $14.00



DINOSAURS and SHARKS

Specimen
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Item # Item Description Price
380
Triceratops Frill - These pieces of petrified frill are approximately 1.0 - 2.0 inches in size. Frill was the bony plate that curved upward behind the skull. The frill was highly vascular. It is believed that the frill was responsible for helping regulate the body temperature of the Triceratops as well as providing protection. $7.00

amber
381
Triceratops Teeth - These teeth are from the Hell Creek Formation in Butte County, South Dakota. Click here to learn a little more about Triceratops. Small - $18.00
Med - $20.00
Large - $24.00
311
Dinosaur Coprolites - These are pieces of petrified dinosaur dung. We have a limited supply available. Order by size: small ±1.0", med ±1.5", lg 3.0"+, xtra lg - 3.5"+ small
$ 5.00
med
$10.00
lg
$15.00
xtra lg
$20.00
379
Mosasaurus Teeth - The Mosasauris (pronounced MOSA-SAWR-us) was a Late Cretaceous period meat-eating marine reptile. Sizes:

Small - .5 inches

Medium - .75 inches

Large - 1.0 inch +
Small
$ 3.00
Medium
$ 4.00
Large
$5.00
301T
Shark Teeth - These Eocene Period teeth range in size from 1.5" to 2.0". $ 7.50 ea.

301Sm
10-Pak of Small Shark Teeth - Assorted shapes and sizes (0.25" - 0.75"). $ 3.50

Miscellaneous Fossils

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Item # Item Description Price
345
Lace Fern - Check out these really nice Pennsylvanian Period ferns from the fossil-bearing Llewellyn Formation located in the the Southern Anthracite Coal Fields of eastern Pennsylvania. The formation is composed of a fine-grained detrital sedimentary rock (shale) formed by the compaction of clay and silt. Seed ferns were prevalent during the Carboniferous Period 345 - 280 million years ago. Some species reached heights of 30 to 40 feet. These ferns accumulated in the fresh-water swamps, where they were buried along with the clay and silt to eventually be transformed into coal. The plant tissue was slowly replaced by pyrite which was eventually covered by a white coating of the mineral pyrophyllite. A great buy! $ 1.50 ea.

346
Large Lace Fern - Coal Fern - Alethopteris sp. (Pennsylvanian) - These Coal fern leaf impressions on shale are from the Buck Mountain #5 Coal seam located along the boundary of the Upper Sharp Member of the Pottsville and Allegheny Series. These nice specimens are 3.0"+ in size. Get yours now! $12.00 ea.

302
Horn Coral (Tabulophyllum sp.) - Each of these solitary, cylindrical specimens are unique. Their exteriors are covered with longitudinal ridges and concentric wrinkles, concentric wrinkles and growth lines. Horn Coral are widespread in North America and were very common in the Mississippian period. Our specimens are over 325 million years old and are from Millard County, Utah. Coral specimens can be found in the fossil record from the Cambrian period on, hence coral fossil remains are a common component of limestone. $ 1.00 ea.

302-lb
Bulk Horn Coral (Tabulophyllum sp.) - A recent purchase makes these newly acquired horn coral fossil specimens available in bulk. These pieces are a little smaller and not quite as nice as the individual specimens above but are great for basic classroom work. At this price, each student can have a piece of their own! There are approximately 60 pieces in each of these one pound bags making the cost of each approximately 14˘. Sizes vary from 0.75" to 2.0". Horn Coral are widespread in North America and were very common in the Mississippian period. $ 8.00 per pound.
(abt 14˘ ea pc)

340
Gastropods (large) - Cassiope sp. - Approximately 2"-3" in length. This is an excellent example of a Cretaceous Period gastropod from Iron County, Utah. These detailed "casts" were formed when the original organic material inside the shell was replaced by calcite over millions of years. For additional information about different "types" of fossils, see our EZ2 Fossil Type Kit - item #312. $ 3.50

340sm
Gastropods (small) - These small gastropods are approximately 1/2 inch long. Gastropods (uni-valves), the largest class of mollusks, are covered with one hard armor-like coiled shell which protects the soft bodies. Gastropods, meaning "belly foot," crawl mainly be means of ripples that pass across it belly. A large muscular foot spreads beneath the body. Their tongue, a rubbery ribbon covered with thousands of tiny teeth, works like a file in tearing apart its food. $ 0.60 ea

340smCP
Small Gastropod Class Pak - Pak contains 10 of our #340sm small gastropods. ideal for use by individual students. $ 5.00

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