Fossil Friday ~ Petrified wood in its natural habitat! It’s all white and green around Colorado at the moment and I’m missing the warm oranges, reds and purples of the desert. The petrified wood seen in the foreground of this photo are from the Chinle Formation. Trees that were growing here during the late Triassic period were rapidly buried and eventually petrified. Now they are slowly weathering out of the rock and cascading down the hillside. It’s an incredible and humbling feeling touching the remnant bark of a tree that’s over 200 million years old 🌳 🦕 What’s the oldest fossil you’ve come across?
This is undoubtedly one of my favorite pieces of our collection. It's a Basilosaurus jaw with a molar tooth and a premolar. The basilosaurus was a big marine mammal, predecessor of the current whales. It was found in Dakhla (Morocco) like this: it's 100% natural. It has great value for me! Enjoy it!
Sent one of these lovely creatures out into the world today, magnets and all, bundled up in plastic that wouldn’t exist until a few hundred million years after she vanished from our seas. Grateful to @roqlarue for finding her a forever home. ✨ #trilobite#fossil#bronze#allthelegs#cryptolithus#goldbug
🕗Fossil Prep Timelapse🕐 -------🚫Don't miss the ending🚫-------- --- Here is a short hyperlapse of some recent prep work on a small fossil Asteroceras obtusum ammonite @fms.fossils found last week on the beach at Lyme Regis. @fms.fossils is using a pneumatic air scribe (micro-chisel) that uses compressed air to rapidly oscillate and vibrate the tip to chip the rock away. You can be very precise with these tools, but they can damage the fossil just as easily as they remove the surrounding rock matrix. This took about half an hour in total to complete. The colours on these fossils always amaze me as they're so different from the rock matrix. Yellow is the most common colour of these particular ammonites, but they can also be brown, grey, white and many other colours. On this one the grey part is the body chamber of the shell, and the yellow is the internal gas buoyancy chambers. You can buy this fossil, plus many more, in my online shop. Click the link in @fms.fossils bio to have a browse! . Video creds: @fms.fossils Give them a follow 😁 . . . . . . . . . . . . #fossil#fossils#art#geology#palaeontology#paleontology#paleo#curiosity#ancient#history#collect#collection#animal#animals#evolution#science#museum#jewel#collecting#treasure#ammonite#ammonites#mineralspecimen#hyperlapse#curiosity#timelapse#minerals#crystal#dinosaur#age