What Are Fossils?

Fossils are the remains of long-lost animals dating millions of years back. These extinct creatures died and were buried under various sediments and their remains are mostly found in sedimentary rocks. Everything from dinosaur fossils like bones to plant fossils like leaf veins point back to the long-lost and rare life forms. These fossils give us much insight into the past and how life has changed over millions of years. For example, fossils found in the Sahara show that a shallow sea was present some 400 million years ago. However, some animals and plants could only exist in specific environments. Thus, fossils of organisms in rock suggest that the rock formed that environment itself. Moreover, the actual age of the rock can be detected from the plant and animal fossils themselves.

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The Mammoth Mine Rock Shop has one of the best fossil collections available. From Ammonites (prehistoric animals with coiled shells) to Trilobites that were buried rapidly in sand and preserved, we offer a variety of fossils for sale. Take a unique, prehistoric keepsake home today!