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54 viewsHemipristis serra, upper jaw6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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66 views HEMATITE LIMONITE GONIATITE AMMONITES, from MOROCCO 6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Aagatized dinosaur bone68 views
Utah/Colorado area.
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Allende meteorite14 viewsType Chondrite (stony, non-metallic)
Class Carbonaceous chondrite
Group CV3
Composition 23.85% total iron
Shock stage S1
Country Mexico
Region Pueblito de Allende, Allende, Chihuahua
Coordinates 26°58′N 105°19′WCoordinates: 26°58′N 105°19′W
Observed fall Yes
Fall date 01:05 local time (07:05 GMT) on 1969 February 8
TKW 2 metric tons
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Ammoliite " dragon skin"39 viewsFound in Canada

Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls.
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Ammonite25 viewsGoniatite
hematite
found in Morocco
17mm x 13mm
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Ammonite14 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Ammonite26 viewspyritized Ammonited1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Ammonite19 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Ammonite14 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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ammonite10 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Ammonite17 viewspyritized 1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Apache Tear12 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Baltic Amber, Fossil, Aculeata: Formicidae, Ant 22 views3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Brachiopod29 viewsBrachiopods are two-shelled, marine creatures that somewhat resemble mollusks.

approximately 270 million years old
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Cleoniceras Ammonite53 viewsCleoniceras Ammonite: Ammolite
140 million years old
found in Mahajanga, Madagascar.

Ammonites are extinct cephalopods that lived in the oceans millions of years ago and are ancestors to the modern-day squid, octopus, and chambered nautilus. Ammonites were wide spread around the globe and flourished for 100’s of millions of years. These ammonites date to about 140mya and come from the area around Mahajanga, Madagascar. Ammonites were first called Ammon’s Stones for their resemblance to the ram’s horns of Ammon, ancient Egyptian God of life and procreation.



The photo between is of a living relative, the Nautilus.



"A countermarked coin described here provides evidence that ancient Greeks created artistic portrayals of ammonite fossils, although they probably valued them more for their religious significance rather than for their significance for the study of natural history."
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3284/is_314_81/ai_n29405665/
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Cleoniceras Ammonite47 viewsCleoniceras Ammonite: Ammolite

140 million years old
found in Mahajanga, Madagascar.

Ammonites take their name from the Egyptian god Amun, known to the Greeks as Zeus Ammon. This god is depicted on Cyrean coins and in sculpture by a head with curling ram's horns. Many genera of ammonites have names ending in -ceras from the Greek word 'keras' meaning horn.



Ammonitesare an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e. octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species.
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Coprolite, Madagascar. 29 views
"Coprolite (Fossil Dinosaur PooP) - Location: Madagascar. This is actually an aesthetic specimen even though it may look like s --t (which it is in reality). This is the fossil remains of animal feces (Dino poop) from an old bog. This is probably from a sea turtle."
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Devonian matrix with Trilobite Kainops invius29 viewsPartially prepared Kainops invius from the Cravat Member Bois d'Arc Formation of Coal County, Oklahoma. This outstretched trilobite measures 1 1/4" long. The matrix is 3" by 3 1/4". 2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Egypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BC, Faience Scarab14 viewsEgypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BC
Blue faience scarab measuring 27mm. Intact with a nice blue color, simple incised details, blank base.

ex. DeVries Collection. Carl DeVries (born 1921, died 2010), research associate and professor for the Oriental Institute, was a renowned collector of antiquities. Dr. DeVries attended Wheaton College in Illinois, earning his B.A. in 1942, M.A. in 1944 and B.D. in 1947. Because he lost an eye as a teenager he could not serve in the military during World War II. Wheaton recruited him as a 22-year-old to be head coach for track and football. Known as "The Kid Coach”, he served on the coaching staff from 1942 to 1952. He served as an instructor in Biblical archaeology at Wheaton from 1945 until 1952 before leaving to pursue his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Chicago, which he attained in 1960. As a member of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago he excavated in Egypt from 1950 to 1972 and served on many culturally important undertakings such as the Nubian Expedition and Aswan Dam Recovery Project. Many items in his collection were purchased in Luxor from Sayed Molattam, a noted antiquities dealer based in Luxor, where Devrie’s work with the Oriental Institute was based.
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Faience Eye of Horus Amulet (Wedjat), VI Dynasty to Ptolemaic Period 28 viewsFaience Eye of Horus Amulet (Wedjat), VI Dynasty to Ptolemaic Period

Eye of Horus Amulet, Light blue Faience, no black detail, looking right, 15mm.
The 'sound' eye that restores life. Petrie 138
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Fire Agate24 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Flexicalymene Ouzregui Trilobite12 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Flexicalymene Ouzregui Trilobite10 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Fossilized Leaf imprint 38 views3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Meteorite15 viewsNorth West African 53H
Rare Class B
Mesosiderite
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METEORITE21 viewsMETEORITE GIBEON etched 1.58 grams Namibia, Africa , 1836 . Specimen exhibits nice Widmanstratten lines1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Meteorite9 views22 g.
Canyon Diablo
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Meteorite22 viewsCampo del Cielo
6.7 g.
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Meteorite Oxide28 views92% iron, 7% nickel, 1% other. 7.3g
Meteor Crater, Northern Arizona.

Age: old
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Meteorite Slice50 viewsDronino Meteorite 5.7 gram polished Part Slice


"The Dronino meteorite is a 40 kilograms (88 lb) iron meteorite that was found in the Ryazan Oblast of Russia in July 2000. The Dronino meteorite is a classified as an ataxite (iron meteorite). Most of the meteoric iron is kamacite with minor amounts of taenite. The kamacite chemistry contains 7.0% Ni and 0.75% Co, whereas the taenite has 26.5% Ni and 0.35% Co (% of total mass). About 10% of the volume of the meteorite are sulfides. Accessory minerals include chromite and an iron-phosphate, which could possibly be graftonite.

Because there are no historical descriptions of the impact event of the Meteorite it has been estimated that the fall would have to have occurred before the earliest settlements formed in that region in 1200"
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MOLDAVITE 32 viewsMOLDAVITE 3.43 cts, "from Meteorite impact, is an olive-green or dull greenish substance formed by a meteorite impact. It is one kind of tektite. Scientists believe moldavites were formed 15 million years ago during the impact of a giant meteorite in present-day Nordlinger Ries. Splatters of rocks that were melted by the impact cooled while they were actually airborne and most fell in central Bohemia Moldavite occurrences are reported mainly from Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic)"4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Mosasaur52 viewsMosasaurs (from Latin Mosa meaning the 'Meuse river', and Greek sauros meaning 'lizard') are large extinct marine lizards.
from Morocco--about 70 to 135 million years old

edit: about 2cm.
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Mosasaur15 views2 cmRandygeki(h2)
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Ocean Jasper9 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Orthoceras27 viewsA genus of extinct nautiloid cephalopod.
found in Morocco
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Orthoceras30 viewsPolished Orthoceras, abt. 450 million y/o
cracked.
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Orthoceras13 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Orthoceras19 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Petrified wood 24 views2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Petrified wood45 views3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Petrified wood15 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Petrified wood15 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Petrified wood16 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Phytosaur15 viewsPart of the back of a Phytosaur
Arizona.




"Phytosaurs are an extinct group of large semi-aquatic Late Triassic archosaurs. Phytosaurs belong to the family Phytosauridae and the order Phytosauria. They were long-snouted and heavily armoured, bearing a remarkable resemblance to modern crocodiles in size, appearance, and lifestyle, an example of convergence or parallel evolution. The name "phytosaur" (plant reptile) is very misleading, and their snapping jaws clearly show that phytosaurs were predators. The person who first described them mistakenly thought the specimens he was working with were plant-eaters"
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Pottery Shard17 viewsSouthern Utah?Randygeki(h2)
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Rocks n junk45 views2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Roman Terracotta Theater Token 1st-3rd Century AD.28 viewsRoman Terracotta Theater Token 1st-3rd Century AD.
female head facing right
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Rome20 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Rome17 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Rome27 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Sinkhote Alin Meteorite27 views12 g.
Type: Iron
Structural classification: Octahedrite, coarsest
Group: IIAB
Composition: 93% Fe, 5.9% Ni, 0.42% Co, 0.46% P, 0.28% S
Country: Russia
Region Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Primorsky Krai
Coordinates 46°09′36″N 134°39′12″E
Fall date February 12, 1947 10:38 a.m. local time.
TKW >28 tonnes (31 short tons) (est. 70 tons)
Strewn field Yes
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Tektite29 views14.5 g.
Argentina
"Tektites (from Greek τηκτός "tēktos", molten) are gravel-size bodies that are composed of black, green, brown or gray, natural glass that are formed from terrestrial debris ejected during extraterrestrial impacts.

The overwhelming consensus of Earth and planetary scientists is that tektites consist of terrestrial debris that was ejected during the formation of an impact crater. During the extreme conditions created by an extraterrestrial, hypervelocity impact, near-surface terrestrial sediments and rocks were either melted, vaporized, or some combination of these and ejected from an impact crater. After ejection from the impact crater, the material formed millimeter- to centimeter-sized bodies of molten material, which as they re-entered the atmosphere, rapidly cooled to form tektites that fell to Earth to create a layer of distal ejecta hundreds or thousands of kilometers away from the impact site"
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Trilobite14 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Trilobite20 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Trilobite40 views3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Trilobite29 viewsTrilobite, Phacops
Morocco, Anti-Atlas Mountains
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Trilobite 24 viewsOrder: Asaphida
Superfamily: Asaphoidea
Family: Asaphidae
Species: Homotelus bromidensis
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Trilobite in Fossil Matrix 20 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Trilobite: Brachyaspidion microps 61 viewsBrachyaspidion microps BM92
7mm, martrix: 26mm x 43mm
Cambrian Period, 500 million years old.
Wheeler Formation, Millard Co. Utah.


Click the picture to see the full size one.
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Trilobite: Brachyaspidion microps 42 views3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Trinitite13 viewsTrinitite, also known as atomsite or Alamogordo glass, is the glassy residue left on the desert floor after the plutonium-based Trinity nuclear bomb test on July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The glass is primarily composed of arkosic sand composed of quartz grains and feldspar (both microcline and smaller amount of plagioclase with small amount of calcite, hornblende and augite in a matrix of sandy clay)[2] that was melted by the atomic blast. It is usually a light green, although color can vary. It is mildly radioactive but safe to handleRandygeki(h2)
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Venice italy16 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Venice italy52 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Wadi Mellene Meteorite slice20 viewsWadi Mellene slice
Brecciated Chondrite
L3 8-6
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Whale Bulla65 viewsFossilized Whale Tympanic Bulla (ear bone)
east coast fossil

Miocene/Pleistocene Epoch

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White Shark53 viewsRandygeki(h2)
 
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