Originally discovered in The Atlas Mountains five years ago this miraculous find has undergone a three year excavation and preparation period. This extraordinary museum quality piece has to be seen to be believed.
Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name 'ammonite' (usually lower-case) originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon.
Fish are the most abundant of all living vertebrates & make up more than half of the approximately 48,500 described species with us today. Despite their proliferation, fish are relatively rare as fossils. The fragile nature of a fish makes it a poor candidate for fossilization nevertheless, there are some unique environments & circumstances that existed where some deposits produce the most impressive & perfectly preserved fossils known to science.
Arguably the most aesthetically appealing finds from the Green River Formation are its amazing palm fronds. Considered rare in this geologic formation due to the low probability of preservation of the delicate organic material, these wonderful fossil plants evoke the subtropical climate of North America during the Eocene period. Fossil plants from the ancient sediments of Fossil Lake are unusually well preserved and highly coveted as accents for interior design.
Because many crinoids resemble flowers, with their cluster of waving arms atop a long stem, they are sometimes called sea lilies. But crinoids are not plants. Like their relatives starfishes & sea urchins crinoids are echinoderms, animals with rough, spiny surfaces & a special kind of radial symmetry based on five or multiples of five. Crinoids are both beautiful and interesting fossils, much sought after by designers and architects alike.
This section contains an amazing collection of high quality fossil bones. We have everything from fossilised Shark Teeth to the skeleton of a fossilized Giant Pig. There's also a complete fossil Crocodile mounted to be wall hung.
Pectens are a family of bivalve, or molluscs including the scallop and closely related to the clam and oyster. These beautifully preserved Prehistoric Scallops has been artistically and expertly prepared revealing them from the surrounding Bedrock allowing this impressive and desirable display. These highly decorative fossils come in big blocks, smaller freeform shapes and even individual shell form.
Trilobites were among the early arthropods, a phylum of hard-shelled creatures with multiple body segments and jointed legs. Amazingly there are over 20,000 described species of Trilobite. New species of trilobites are unearthed and described every year. This makes trilobites the single most diverse class of extinct organisms, and within the generalized body plan of trilobites there was a great deal of diversity of size and form making them very popular with fossil collectors.
Although "Marine Life" may seem like a general term that covers a large range of fossils, this section is far from average & features an impressive selection of some of the finest marine fossils you'll see anywhere in the world today. Ranging from Jurassic Ichthyosaurs to Fossilised Turtles and Sea Urchins we have pieces covering many millions of years of this planets interesting marine history.
Petrified wood are fossils of wood that have turned to stone through the process of permineralization. All organic materials are replaced with minerals while maintaining the original structure of the wood. That may sound a bit scientific but as you will see the results can be stunning. We have a good selection of fossil wood logs that have been cut & polished to make stools & side tables & giant slices of fossilised tree trunk that can be used for table tops or wall pieces.
A selection of our finest fossils priced between £200 and £1000