Who can honestly say that they don't find fossils fascinating or
even interesting in some way, not very many I'll wager. Not
surprisingly most of the larger fossils I have are of fish, a
combination of interests really. Even the fossil tooth in the centre
is the tooth of a shark although not one I'd like to meet while
swimming because that tooth is BIG.
the left is my largest and oldest fossil at approx 400,000,000 years
old, this was already a fossil before the Dinosaurs ancestors had
The creature was called a Orthoceras and it was extremely common
during the Palaeozoic era. It was the early ancestor of the
modern day Nautilus. Despite the great age of the fossil these
creatures were so widespread that it is one of the most commonly found
of all fossils.
I managed to buy this one quite cheaply for �12.00 after a little
bartering from a second hand shop which I just happened to passing
when I noticed it in the window. This turned out to be another of my
lucky finds because there was also a range of Geodes and smaller
fossils in the same shop at the time.
Above is an Orthoceras fossil.
Above is a few of my smaller fossils