Fossils

dinosaur T-rex Fossils are the remaining evidence of life that flourished thousands and even 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 Fossil Fish, Triops and Trilobites. To view these specimens, please visit the pages we have set aside to display them. CLICK on the appropriate button below.




Mammoth Tusk Ivory

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Item # Item Description Price
Mammoth Ivory
310

Mammoth Tusk Ivory - 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. Specimen size is approximate but as close as we can cut them. A piece averages about 3/16 inch thick and 1 inch in length. Please note this price is for a single piece of ivory. Click here to learn more about Mammoths and our specimens.

$10.00 ea


Geologic Time/Fossil Collections

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Item # Item Description Price
Boxed Fossil Collection
1602-000

Fossil Collection - 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

Avanced Fossil Collection
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 our 11" x 17" Geologic Time Chart.

$42.00

Premium Fossils
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 an identification booklet and our 11" x 17" Geologic Time Chart.

$65.95

15 Fossils in a Bag
0090-03A

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

$13.50

12 Fossils in a Bag
C200S

Fossil Collection - Set of 12 individually bagged fossil specimens. An information card is included with each specimen. 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.

ATENCÍON: Fósiles - Incluye 12 espécimenes y un póster de las eras geológicas. La informacíon sobre los espécimenes esta en español y inglés. El póster solo en inglés.

$15.95

Dig for Fossils
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

8 Fossils on a card
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

Types of Fossils
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

Geologic Time Chart
B300

Geologic Time Chart - Our 11" x 17" chart is a typical example of the Geologic Time Chart that shows the Eras, Periods and Epochs of Time. Time is indicated in Millions of Years Ago (MYA).

The estimation of Time is not necessarily exact. For example, the Paleozoic Era did not begin precisely 544 MYA. The actual event when the Precambrian Eon became the Paleozoic Era may have been either thousands of years earlier or later. As the time chart comes closer to the present, the estimation of the passage of Time becomes more exact because there is more geologic evidence like fossils. The intervals and units of Time may change as geologists find more geologic evidence that delineate the respective units.

$ 3.00

12 Box Mounted Fossils

Geologic Time Chart
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, dinosaur bone and an echinoid.

$10.00

12 Box Mounted Fossils

Geologic Time Chart
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

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Item # Item Description Price
Triceratops Frill
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.

$ 9.00

Triceratops Teeth
381

Triceratops Teeth - These teeth are from the Hell Creek Formation in Butte County, South Dakota.

Small - $18.00

Med - $20.00

Large - $24.00
Dinosaur Coprolites
311

Dinosaur Coprolites - These are pieces of petrified dinosaur dung. Dinosaur coprolites are valuable trace fossils for figuring out the paleo diets (or feeding behavior) of dinosaurs. Coprolites also provide information about habitats and the presence of dinosaurs in areas otherwise lacking dinosaur body fossils or other trace fossils (such as tracks).

The smaller tubular coprolites are from the Bull Canyon Formation in northeast New Mexico and are of Triassic age. While it is not possible to identify the type of dinosaur these coprolites came from, they could possibly be from the meat-eating Coelophysis, a reptile that was common in the area. Order small (about 1.0") or medium (about 1.5") for the New Mexico coprolites.

The larger round coprolites are from the Morrison Formation in Utah and are agatized. Agatized coprolite often displays remnants of what dinosaurs consumed in colorful patterns within the coprolite matrix. These coprolites can be cut and polished. Order large (about 2.5") or extra large (about 3.0") for the Utah coprolites.

Small - $ 5.00

Med - $10.00

Large - $15.00

X Large - $20.00
Dinosaur Bone Fragments
307

Dinosaur Bone - These are pieces of genuine fossilized dinosaur bone fragments. Dinosaurs lived only during the Mesozoic Era, often called the Age of Dinosaurs. The Mesozoic Era (252 to 65 MYA) is divided into three time periods: The Triassic (252-200 MYA), the Jurassic (201-144 MYA), and the Cretaceous (145-66 MYA).

These fragment are from Utah and mostly brown in color. There are some pieces that have other colors like red, green and black. Bone structure is visible in all pieces. Order by size:


small average about 1 inch
medium average about 1.5 inch
large average about 3 inches

bag of 10 pieces average size is about 1" x 1"
Small - $ 3.00

Med - $ 5.00

Large - $12.00

10 Pack - $12.00
Dinosaur bone X-section
306-X Sec

Dinosaur Bone Cross Section - The cuts come in various colors. Great for studying the bone cellular structure. Order by size:


small average between 1 inch and 1.5 inch
large average between 1.5 inch and 2.5 inches
Small - $ 7.00

Large - $12.00
Mosasaur teeth
379

Mosasaur Teeth - The Mosasaurs were Late Cretaceous period meat-eating marine reptiles that had long heads, strong and flexible necks and hydrofoil-like limbs. Mosasaurs had long and powerful bodies whose tails and limbs were adapted for swimming. They probably swam by moving their long body in a snake-like way, also using their finned tail to propel them forwards. They steered with small, webbed feet. The mosasaur was a powerful swimmer who spent its entire life in the sea. They were the largest lizards that ever evolved and attained lengths of almost 60 feet with a skull 6 foot long.

$ 8.00
shark teeth
301T

Shark Teeth - These Eocene Period teeth range in size from 1.5" to 2.0".

$ 7.50 ea.

shark teeth
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
Lace Fern
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.

Coal Fern
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 a little over 3.0" in size. Get yours now!

$12.00 ea.

Horn coral
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 50 pieces in each of these one pound bags making the cost of each piece approximately $0.16. Sizes vary from 3/4" to 2.0". Horn Coral are widespread in North America and were very common in the Mississippian period.

$ 8.00 per pound.

Gastropods
340

Gastropods (large) - Cassiope sp. - Approximately 2" to 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 ea

small gastropods
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.

$ 1.00 ea

340smCP

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

$ 7.50

Petrified Wood
395

Petrified Wood - These are pieces of genuine petrified wood. Petrified wood is actually considered to be a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay by oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite or another inorganic material such as opal. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the bark, wood and cellular structures. Order by size:


small average about 1 inch
medium average about 1.5 inch
large average about 3 inches

bag of 10 pieces average size is about 1" x 1"
Small - $ 2.50

Med - $ 4.50

Large - $10.00

10-Pack - $10.00
petrified wood
S335
S336

Petrified Wood with Quartz Crystals - These are very interesting and unique specimens. The organic matter in the original tree was completely replaced by minerals. This type of fossilization is known as permineralization. The term, "to petrify", literally means, "turn to stone." Petrified wood, then, is wood that has turned to stone. In these specimens the core actually crystalized forming hundreds of tiny quartz crystals.Order by size:


small average about 1 inch
large average about 3 inches
small $3.50


large - $6.00

eocrinoid

Dawn Crinoids
F3580

Gogia spiralis - (Eocrinoid) - These are excellent examples of Cambrian Period eocrinoids from Wheeler Formation of Millard County, Utah. As so known as the dawn crinoid, Gogia spiralis is a Cambrian cystoid that is among the earliest and most primitive groups of echinoderms. Gogia differed from true crinoids in that they had pores along the margins separating the plates, and the type of feeding arms they displayed. They derive their name from the spiraled arms and they added arms in such a way as to have an odd-numbered total.

(1 inch = 25.4 mm)

Plate 1: Size - Fossil is about 30 mm long and 15 mm wide on a 60 mm by 35 mm matrix.

Plate 2: Size - Fossil is about 39 mm long and 20 mm wide on a 45 mm by 45 mm matrix.
Plate 1 - $35.00

Plate 2 - $45.00
Fossil Fish
350

The fossil fish for sale here are from the Eocene Period of the Green River Formation located in Southwestern Wyoming. CLICK HERE for available knightia and diploymystus sizes and prices. If you need additional information, please e-mail or call us.

$ 7.00
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$100.00
Triops
308

Triops Kits Before the dinosaurs, there were Triops. Fossil Triops more than 200 million years old have been discovered. By comparison, dinosaurs date back only about 60 million years...just 'youngsters" in terms of geologic time. Triops are distant relatives of trilobites. Triops means " three-eyes" while the name trilobite means "three lobed" or "three segments. CLICK HERE for the listing of the different triops kits.

$ 7.00
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$ 8.50
Triops
308

Trilobites are a type of extinct marine arthropod probably most closely related to modern Horseshoe crabs. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian some 521 MYA and went extinct some 252 or more MYA during the Permian period. We offer three types of trilotibes. They are the Diacalymene ouzregui sp, the Elrathia kingi and the Agnostid. CLICK HERE for the price list by types.

$ 5.00
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15.00