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Fossil Collection Kit: Madagascar Edition

FOSSIL COLLECTION KIT: MADAGASCAR EDITION. Fantastic mix of 8 fossils from Madagascar. They are all of a good size. Additionally, three are considered relatively rare finds. Fossils from Madagascar are generally Triassic to Cretaceous in age. Includes info sheet.

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FOSSIL COLLECTION KIT: MADAGASCAR EDITION. Fantastic mix of 8 fossils from Madagascar. They are all of a good size. Additionally, three are considered relatively rare finds. Fossils from Madagascar are generally Triassic to Cretaceous in age. Includes info sheet.

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R1,499.00

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FOSSIL COLLECTION KIT: MADAGASCAR EDITION. Fantastic mix of 8 unique fossils from Madagascar. They are all of a good size. Additionally, three are considered relatively rare finds. Fossils from Madagascar are generally Triassic to Cretaceous in age. Includes info sheet.

PLEASE NOTE: The product photos are to give you an idea of the crystal kit contents and quality. The crystals can differ slightly in size and finish.

 

CONTAINS:
  • Opalized Ammonite
  • Echinoid Pansy Sand Dollar
  • Podocarpus Fossilised Wood
  • Bivalve Clam
  • Agatized Coral
  • Belemnite Rostrum
  • Copal Amber
  • Info sheet

 

FOSSIL COLLECTION KIT: MADAGASCAR EDITION INFO SHEET

Fossils from Madagascar tend to be Triassic to Cretaceous in age.

 

CREATURES:

Natural Opalised Ammonite: Stunning natural fossilised whole ammonite, displaying variable levels of rainbow iridescent opalization. Colours range from a pearly white to deep bronze with iridescent rainbows. From Mahajanga.

 

Polished Black Ammonite RARE: Beautiful rare black ammonite, which is cut in half and polished. Variable features including calcite or sediment segments and even some lovely crystalline drusy areas. From Tulear.

 

Polished Echinoid ‘Pansy’ Sand Dollar: The term ‘sand dollar’ refers to species of flat, burrowing sea urchins belonging to the order Clypeasteroida. Sand dollars are also called ‘sand cakes’ or ‘cake urchins’. The specimen has a beautiful polish.

 

Bivalve Fossil Clam Polished RARE: Very rare and beautiful clam shell, which has been beautifully prepared! This is a rare find out of the region. Some visible surface cracking, but overall a very good state of preservation.

 

Belemnite Rostrum: These bullet shaped stones are in fact the fossilised ‘rostrum’ (aka the ‘guard’) of the ancient Belemnite. It was a squid-like Cephalopod with 10 arms, each bearing 30-40 hooks (as opposed to modern day squids’ suckers). The rostra formed in the Belemnite’s internal skeletal tail section.

The more elongated the rostra is, the faster the Belemnite is believed to have been able to move. These Belemnites date back 200-100 million years, up to the Cretaceous period. Altogether, an interesting, well preserved fossil! Not at all common.

 

PLANT MATERIAL:

Polished Podocarpus Fossilised Wood: Stunning fossilised wood polished slice. With amazing visible growth ring patterns and colour. The woods are generally Triassic in age, and most are Podocarpus sp. (a genus of conifers). From Marovoay. 

 

Fossilised Agatized Coral RARE: Stunning extra rare coral agate, hand polished. Coral polyps became agatized and preserved in a chalcedony host rock. The fossil coral penetrates the host rock, creating exceptional patterns of 3D flowers. This material was recently discovered. It will likely only come out of the ground for a limited period, thus its rarity will continue to increase.

 

Copal Amber Specimen: Amber is millions of years old fossilised tree resin. Copal Amber is a very young Amber that has not gone through the entire fossilisation process. Thus, ageing for thousands of years versus millions of years. Therefore, it’s considerably more affordable. Because it’s the same substance as Amber, you can still find inclusions trapped within the fossilised tree resin.

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