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The Oldest Animals?Oldest Animal Fossils The Oldest Animal Fossils? Possibly the oldest animals ever discovered. 650 MYO. Fossil GemsFossil Gemstones Fossil Gems Many gems such as coral, amber, ammolite, and petrified wood are fossils. Geology ToolsGeology Tools Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans. Green River FossilsGreen River Formation The Green River Formation is one of the most famous rock units in the world for its fossils.
Petrified WoodPetrified Wood Petrified Wood is a fossil that forms when dissolved material precipitates and replaces wood. Climate & EcosystemsClimate & Ecosystems Understanding Past Climate and Ecosystems West Coast Fossil Park, South Africa. Human AncestorsAustralopithecus sediba Australopithecus sediba A new hominid species discovered in South Africa. Ordovician FossilsOrdovician Fossils Ordovician Fossil Discovery The oldest soft-bodied fossils found in Ordovician rocks.
Fossilization MysteryFossilization Mystery Fossilization Mystery - 1/2 billion years ago some creatures were preserved in great detail. Largest Land MammalsLargest Land Mammals Largest Land Mammals The extinction of dinosaurs allowed mammals to grow much larger. Fossils and Beerdiatomite Fossils and Beer - Do you know which fossiliferous rock is used to make beer? AmmoliteAmmolite Ammolite is a fossil and a gemstone. It is shell material from fossil ammonites.
Fossil KitsFossil Kits Fossil Kits Learn how to identify fossils and where they fit into the geologic time scale. Huge New SauropodAbydosaurus Abydosaurus A new sauropod dinosaur. The closest known relative of Brachiosaurus. A Close Look at CoalCoal Coal Through a Microscope Coal is more than a black rock. It is THE most interesting rock. JetJet Jet is a black organic gem material that forms from well-preserved woody material.
Petrified PalmPetrified Palm Petrified Palm is a gem material found in Oligocene age rocks of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Tucson Mineral ShowTucson Mineral Show Tucson Mineral Show Photos A visit to the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Turritella AgateTurritella Agate Turritella Agate is a brown agate containing snail fossils from the Green River Formation. What is Peanut Wood?Peanut Wood Peanut Wood is a type of fossil wood found in Australia. Do you know how it forms?

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