Fossil Specimens from Around the World for Sale

Fossil 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 of a 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 pieces will be sent Parcel Post mail or flat rate priority mail ($9.55 - $20.95), depending on weight, whichever is less unless you specify the shipping method. The majority will be parcel post (generally under $8.00) or priority mail padded flat rate envelope = $9.55.
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Click on the pic or the number for a larger view. Measurement is the widest distance across the fossil.
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.

$10.00

YES
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

YES
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. Neither of these are common where I collect. Astoria Fm., Miocece Period, about 14-23 MYA.

$9.00

YES
Fossil 04 Porter, WA 3 1/2" This poor little guy lost his head and his whole left side! I had big hopes for him when I hit the nice claw with my airscribe. The concretion is weird too, it's soft and sandy. I have found one other crab in that layer. Lincoln Creek Fm., Late Eocene - early Miocene Period abt. 30 MYA. 1 Cent WITH $25 PURCHASE from the polished rocks, fossils, and cabochons pages only. Please order only one 1 cent piece per order.

1 Cent!

Fossil 05 Grays River, WA 3 1/2" Pulalius vulgaris crab This is a real oddball. The concretion split in half right through the middle of the crab. So what you're seeing is the top half of it, looking at the top shell of the crab from the inside, and the underside of the legs. I've never had this happen to me before or since! Lincoln Creek Fm., Late Eocene - early Miocene Period abt. 30 MYA.

$15.00

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

$8.00

YES
Fossil 07 Newport, OR 2 3/4" Probably Spisula albaria nearly perfect clam. I don't have any more of them, I'm holding out for one with both halves. So now I have something else to shoot for :) Astoria Fm., Miocene Period, about 14-23 MYA.

$8.00

Fossil 08 Timber, OR 2 1/4" Pilumnoplax hannibalanus crab carapace. These are exceedingly rare in Oregon, in fact this location is one of a couple I know where they can be consistently found. Keasey Fm., Eocene Period, 38 - 33.9 MYA.

$14.00

Fossil 09 Mitchell, OR 2 1/4" ammonite, possibly Desmoceras. I don't think these can be positively identified because none have the entire orginal shell. Cretaceous Period, Hudspeth Fm. 100 MYA.

$8.00

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.

$5.00

YES
Fossil 11 Morocco 3" long partial Musashia indurata gsatropod. There is some shell left, mostly the mold, like the vast majority of these. Complete shells are more or less impossible to find, and most of those are chalky and start to disintegrate as soon as they dry out (don't ask me how I know that).

$8.00

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

$5.00

YES

Fossil 13 Seal Rock, OR 4 1/2" wide, this is a Maeandricampus triangulum molt, the species is extremely rare on the Oregon coast. It's from a wave deposited ridge on a beach that is exposed once in a blue moon, I've been there a dozen times to look and found it twice, and that was using the GPS coordinates I took there. There are literally hundreds of molts there, 90% of them are completely smashed up; this one is mostly there. Getting them out reasonably intact is a chore. This is probably the only one I will ever sell. Nye Fm., late Oligocene, 23 to 25 MYA.

$20.00

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 majority of them to ID the species. Possibly Desmoceras. 100 MYA.

$8.00

YES
Fossil 15 Mist, OR 2 1/4" Macroacaena schencki "beetle crab". All but the top shell are usually missing from these, out of a couple dozen I have one with (tiny) claws. The bump on the lower left is there for a reason, there's a partial Bruclarkia columbiana snail hidden under it. That's a very deep water snail, so this is likely from a methane seep. Keasey Fm., Eocene Period, 38 - 33.9 MYA.

$13.00

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.

$5.00

YES
Fossil 17 Neah Bay, WA 3 1/2" across. Branchioplax washingtoniana. One of the more complete specimens that I was able to rescue from the local garbage dump (yes, really). One of the few locations that they can be found in OR & WA. Makah Fm., late Eocene to late Oligocene, about 38 - 30 MYA.

$20.00

Fossil 18 Morocco Huge 5" wide Choffaticeras segne ammonite (say that 3 times fast!). There is no shell left, only the mold, like the 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

YES
Fossil 19 Porter, WA 3 3/4" across Pulalius vulgaris crab. This is the only one I found with wood chips that weren't tiny. Missing the left claw (the right claw was absent). Lincoln Creek Fm., Late Eocene - early Miocene Period abt. 30 MYA.

$35.00

Fossil 20 Porter, WA 3 1/4' wide. Pulalius vulgaris (accidental) ventral prep. I think the top shell is there but don't hold me to it, a piece is in between the claws. Lincoln Creek Fm., Late Eocene - early Miocene Period abt. 30 MYA.
$25.00

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