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Pyrite And The Nautilus

Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:13:36 Europe/London

We have made some new friend in the fossil nautiloids from Madagascar, some of these have been transformed by fools gold, the habit of the iron-rich pyrites which have created some amazing shapes, lumps, bumps and knobbly bits on one particular fossil shell...

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Holzmaden Fossil Ammonites

Thursday, 17 August 2017 13:22:16 Europe/London

holzmaden ammonite fossil plate for interior display

Holzmaden Seironcrinus subangularis crinoids are sold around the world for ever-increasing prices. The dramatically preserved and finely elegant fossil sea lilies, as they are often referred to, have in the last decade been eagerly sort after by collectors, interior decorators, and museums. So why are they so sort after, in this journal we briefly discuss the history, popularity, and interest as investment fossils...

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Fools Gold - Pyrite Ammonites And Cubes

Friday, 16 October 2015 15:34:00 Europe/London

Pyrite Ammonites

Mirror finished 'Pyrite', commonly known as 'Fools Gold', crystallises in cubic form and has tricked many to believe they had found the elusive golden prize, 'Gold', however they were fooled. These amazing cubic forms are natural, not engineered by man but by nature...

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