Who doesn't love some #trilobites! thanks for the submission @mcrmuseum Reposted with @repostapp. ・・・ Stunning Trilobites new to @McrMuseum collection! #fossilfriday these beauties are around 330 million years old. Trilobites lived in the sea often near coral reefs. They had a body shape a bit like a woodlouse. David Gelsthorpe, Curator of Earth Sciences #dailyfossil
Here is the front or non-display side of the Megalodon shark tooth that I found in that hole I posted. Will post the display side later today:) to all my fossil hunters out there, we're going into a new year with new discoveries so get out there make time for finding great pieces of history @dailyfossil#dailyfossil#megalodon#megalodontooth
Australian opalised fossils are highly sought after and are now part of museum collections all over the world. This one pictured, is part of the mineral collection at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Photograph of a fossil vertebra replaced by opal (R6624) from the National Mineral Collection