Polished Thunderegg Specimens for Sale

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I am selling most of my collection of fossils. They're been taking up space in my rock room for a couple decades now, and I need the room for...well...more fossils! 95% of these were collected and prepared by me. I collected most of them from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming. I'm including what I know about them, but like any amateur collection some of them are mysteries. It can be difficult to determine exactly what species a fossil is without a degree in paleontology so my IDS are NOT perfect. All are labeled with the number on the page in an inconspicuous place, it can easily be rubbed off with alcohol. So if you want to know exactly what they are and where they were found (if my fading memory kicks into gear) then write it down or take a screen shot. These are prepared for display as they were found. Most have a very thin coating ofa fossil preserrvation plastic to protect them from getting smudged. If you don't like it then it can be easily removed with a little acetone and patience. If there's any reconstruction I'll point it out, but 99% of them are as they were in nature. Quite a few were exposed with various tools but none are "embellished" to make them look prettier. I do sand down the matrix on some of them, those are easy to spot :)
None of the photos are enhanced or changed in any way - indeed, the photos don't do many of them proper justice.
All fossils will be sent Parcel Post mail or flat rate priority mail ($8.90 - $14.90, depending on weight), whichever is less unless you specify the shipping method. Most of them are small enough to ship USPS first class mail which is a couple bucks.

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I'll be adding more as time allows, so check back often :) I'll try to post them as I add them to my Facebook page

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SOLD means just what it says. Please do not click on the Cart button if it says SOLD
Click on the pic or the number for a larger view. Measurement is the widest distance across the fossil.
I wil bill shipping charges later through Paypal. Smaller fossils will be sent via Parcel Post Mail, or flat rate priority mail if you buy some larger ones ($8.90 - $14.90 depending on volume).
All are labeled with the number on the page in an inconspicuous place, it can easily be rubbed off. Write down the description or take a screen shot, it will disappear if I list a new fossil.
Information: "Fm." = geologic formation, Epoch (time period), "MYA" = million years ago. Get a geologic time chart here. Memorize it, there will be a quiz at the end :D

Fossil

Number

Location

Description

Price

Available?

Fossil 01

 

Coos Bay, OR 5" Teredo clam bored petrified wood. Most of the wood has rotted away leaving the tightly packed in molds of their burrows. Teredo are boring clams that still eat pilings and wood ship hulls to this day. Empire Fm., Miocene Period, about 7 MYA.

$15.00

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Fossil 02 Central OR coast Largest is 1 1/2". Trio of gastropods (snails) from the central OR coast. Left and middle probably Polinices or Cryptonaticia, right one is a little too worn to ID but probably Calicantharas. Astoria Fm., Miocece Period, about 14-23 MYA.

$10.00

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Fossil 03 Newport, OR 2" & 2 1/2". Left is a Crepidula praerupta, a really weird colonial snail. First a female settles on the sea floor, and gradually a bunch of males pile up on top of it. When the female dies, the next male in line turns female. This is a whole colony from the same location. Right is a Panopea clam, both halves are present. These aren't all that common where I collect. Astoria Fm., Miocece Period, about 14-23 MYA.

$12.00

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Fossil 04 Kemmerer, WY 5" long, Diplomystus dentatus fish from the famous Fossil Butte shale beds. I am addicted to digging these so I have to sell many of them to make up for the gas and digging fees! This one is missing the tip of its jaws. Green River formation, Fossil Butte member. 53.5 to 48.5 MYA.

$14.00

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Fossil 05 Newport, OR Left is 2". 2 very common clams from the Newport beaches. Two Katherinella angustifrons on the ends, two Anadara devincta in the middle. Astoria Fm., Miocene Period, about 14-23 MYA.

$10.00

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Fossil 06 Longview, WA 4" Venericardia clarki, a very large specimen of this clam. There a sere 4 more clams on the bottom side. Colwlitz Fm., Eocene Period, about 41-33 MYA.

$10.00

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Fossil 07 Coos Bay, OR 4 1/4" very large Patinopecten, from Fossil Point. This one is the only one I have ever gotten the shell to completely separate from the mudstone. I might never get another to do that. Empire Fm., Miocene Period, about 7 MYA.

$10.00

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Fossil 08 Longview, WA 2" long Turritella uvasanai, fossil Turritella "tusk snails" are very common but this species is comparatively rare. Also they're darn near impossible to get out of the rock on one piece. A rare Crepidula snail in front, unidentified clam in back. The modern day relatives of this snail were frequently used for decoration and trading "Wampum" money by the native American tribes in the northwest USA. Cowlitz Fm., Eocene Period, about 41-33 MYA.

$14.00

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Fossil 09 Newport, OR 3 3/4" Patinopecten propatulus, very closely related to the modern sea scallop. It's a little wave worn but a really hard agatized shell. I've rarely seen one that was exposed, and the shell sticks to the rock like glue so it's almost impossible to get one out of the rock without destroying it. Astoria Fm., Miocene Period, about 14-23 MYA.

$8.00

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Fossil 10 Newport, OR 2 1/4" Anadara devincta, unfortunately some of it has eroded away. This species can take on a huge range of shapes and this one is stretched wider than most I have seen. Oh well my loss is your gain! Astoria Fm., Miocene Period, about 14-23 MYA.

$6.00

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Fossil 11 Longview, WA 3 1/4" Venericardia clarki, a large specimen of this clam. There are a number of other clams behind and underneath. A very unique specimen. Colwlitz Fm., Eocene Period, about 41-33 MYA.

$15.00

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Fossil 12 Newport, OR Largest is 2". Trio of clams, left 2 are Chione ensifera, right is Katherinella angustifrons. The right 2 have both perfect halves (valves for us paleogeeks). Astoria Fm., Miocece Period, about 14-23 MYA.

$12.00

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Fossil 13 Kemmerer, WY 2-3/4" long, Knightia eocaena fish from the famous Fossil Butte shale beds. I am addicted to digging these so I have to sell many of them to make up for the gas and digging fees! From the "split fish" layer, most of the fish split right in half, so you can get a 2 fossils for one fish! This is one half of #15. Green River formation, Fossil Butte member. 53.5 to 48.5 MYA.

$10.00

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Fossil 14 Mitchell, OR Left is 2-1/2", right is 1-3/4". 2 ammonites from the Cretaceous Period Hudspeth Fm. around Mitchell. It's a vast area with a handful of locations that you can find even 1 ammonite. 3 or 4 is a good day. There isn't enough shell left on the vast majority of them to ID the species. Possibly Desmoceras. 100 MYA.

$10.00

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Fossil 15 Kemmerer, WY 2-3/4" long, Knightia eocaena fish from the famous Fossil Butte shale beds. I am addicted to digging these so I have to sell many of them to make up for the gas and digging fees! From the "split fish" layer, most of the fish split right in half, so you can get a 2 fossils for one fish! This is one half of #15. Green River formation, Fossil Butte member. 53.5 to 48.5 MYA.

$10.00

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Fossil 16 Mitchell, OR 3/4" baby Lecontites ammonite. From a private ranch that virtually no one has had permission to collect on. Hudspeth Fm., Cretaceous Period, 100 MYA.

$7.00

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Fossil 17 Mitchell, OR Largest is 1-1/2". Lecontites ammonite casts. These are the impressions left when the fossil rotted away. Unfortunately that's often all you can find around Mitchell. From a private ranch that virtually no one has had permission to collect on. Hudspeth Fm., Cretaceous Period, 100 MYA.

$12.00

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Fossil 18 Morocco Huge 5" wide Choffaticeras segne ammonite (say that 3 times fast!). There is no shell left, only the mold, like the vast majority of these. You see these cut in half and polished at just about any rock shop on the planet, but you may never see a whole specimen. It is extremely thin, almost like a flying saucer! Late Cretaceous Period, 94.3 to 89.3 MYA.

$18.00

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Fossil 19 Newport, OR 2-1/4' wide. Complete Crepidula praeruptus snail colony. Wave worn so the original shells are gone and replaced with agate. These are the weirdest snails I have ever collected. First a female settles on the sea floor and grows, when it's big enough a male attaches to its top. Then more males pile on until it gets t be a big colony. They crawl across the sea floor munching on algae. When the female dies, the male on top of it turns into a female. Really! This is a perfect complete colony (it's mine forever)!

$10.00

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Fossil 20 Jewell, OR 2-3/4' wide. Almost complete Pulalius vulgaris "crab kit" from a location that produced maybe 100 of these before they ran out. A crab kit is a crab fossil that comes in pieces and it's up to you to put them back together. The back shell, legs and claws are completely separated and in the wrong places. I usually chuck these but this one was so weird I finished it anyway :) Lincoln Creek Fm., Late Eocene - early Miocene Period abt. 30 MYA.
$12.00
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