Land Fossils

Fossilised Tree Trunk

Fossilised Tree Trunk. This tree trunk has been completely transitioned to stone by the process of Permineralization. All the organic material has been replaced with minerals (mostly Silicate such as Quartz) The petrification occurs underground when it becomes buried beneath sediment or volcanic ash.   The fossilisation quartz is colourless but when contaminants are added to the process the crystals ... Read More »

Neuropteris

Neuropteris. This Neuropteris fossil was found in the waste from the Rosemont Coal Levels behind Attlee Avenue, Roseheyworth, Abertillery. Fossil size 5″ x 4″ inches. The Carboniferous Period – 354 million years to 290 million years ago. Read More »

Neuropteris

Neuropteris. This Neuropteris fossil was found in the waste from the Rosemont Coal Levels behind Attlee Avenue, Roseheyworth, Abertillery. Fossil size 5″ x 4″ inches. This fossil is actually on the reverse of the other Neuropteris matrix. The Carboniferous Period – 354 million years to 290 million years ago.   Read More »

Unidentified Fossil

Unidentified Fossil. This Unidentified Fossil has a Dark Brown knobbly outer appearance and is overall made from a dense Iron like material, although it’s non-metallic. Fossil Size 2″ inches. Weight 181g. Date unknown.   Read More »

Unidentified Fossil

Unidentified Fossil. This Unidentified Fossil has a Beige coloured core with Pyrite inclusions and a dark Grey outer shell covering. Fossil Size 5″ x 3″ x 2″ inches. Date Unknown.     Read More »

Fossilised Tree Trunk

Fossilised Tree Trunk. This Fossilised Tree Trunk is from the South Coast of the United Kingdom. Fossil size 7″ x 3″ inches. The Cretaceous Period – 150 million years ago.   Read More »

Asterophylittes

Asterophylittes. Asterophylittes is from the Calamites family which are a genus of extinct Horse Tails. Fossil size 3 1/2″ x 3″ inches. The Carboniferous Period – 354 million years to 290 million years ago. Read More »

Mariopteris Fern

Mariopteris. Mariopteris was one of the seed ferns, with small leafy foliage which grew to about 17′ feet in height. Fossil size 4″ x 2 1/2″ inches. The late Carboniferous Period – 300 million years ago. Read More »

Mariopteris Fern

Mariopteris. Mariopteris was one of the seed ferns, with small leafy foliage which grew to about 17′ feet in height. Fossil size 4″ x 2 1/2″ inches. The late Carboniferous Period – 300 million years ago. Read More »

Lepidodendron

Lepidodendron. This Lepidodendron fossil is a section of the branch of the plant. The Lepidodendron thrived in hot humid swamp land and grew to about 100 feet in height. Fossil size 3″ x 2″ x 2″ inches. The Carboniferous Period – 354 million years to 290 million years ago. Read More »

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