Collection: Fossil

A fossil is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age. Examples include bones, shells, exoskeletons, stone imprints of animals or microbes, objects preserved in amber, hair, petrified wood, oil, coal, and DNA remnants. The totality of fossils is known as the fossil record.

Paleontology is the study of fossils: their age, method of formation, and evolutionary significance. Specimens are usually considered to be fossils if they are over 10,000 years old. The oldest fossils are around 3.48 billion years old to 4.1 billion years old. The observation in the 19th century that certain fossils were associated with certain rock strata led to the recognition of a geological timescale and the relative ages of different fossils. The development of radiometric dating techniques in the early 20th century allowed scientists to quantitatively measure the absolute ages of rocks and the fossils they host.

There are many processes that lead to fossilization, including permineralization, casts and molds, authigenic mineralization, replacement and recrystallization, adpression, carbonization, and bioimmuration.

Fossils vary in size from one-micrometre (1 µm) bacterial to dinosaurs and trees, many meters long and weighing many tons. A fossil normally preserves only a portion of the deceased organism, usually that portion that was partially mineralized during life, such as the bones and teeth of vertebrates, or the chitinous or calcareous exoskeletons of invertebrates. Fossils may also consist of the marks left behind by the organism while it was alive, such as animal tracks or feces (coprolites). These types of fossil are called trace fossils or ichnofossils, as opposed to body fossils. Some fossils are biochemical and are called chemofossils or biosignatures.

A spiritual stone, deeply connected to the earth, home and the events of one's past. A survival stone, one of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing.

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  • Aulocystis Fossil Pendant Necklace
    Aulocystis Fossil Pendant Necklace Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Cladopora Fossil Pendant
    Cladopora Fossil Pendant - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Crinoid Fossil Cabochon
    Crinoid Fossil Cabochon Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Crinoid Fossil Cabochon
    Crinoid Fossil Cabochon Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Crinoid Fossil Cabochon
    Crinoid Fossil Cabochon Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Crinoid Fossil Cabochon Pendant
    Crinoid Fossil Cabochon Pendant - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Fossil Hash Pendant
    Fossil Hash Pendant - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Halysite Pendant
    Halysite Pendant - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Kona Dolomite Cabochon
    Kona Dolomite Cabochon Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Kona Dolomite Cabochon
    Kona Dolomite Cabochon Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Kona Dolomite Michigan-Shaped Pendant Necklace
    Kona Dolomite Michigan Pendant Necklace Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Kona Dolomite Michigan-Shaped Pendant Necklace
    Kona Dolomite Michigan Pendant Necklace Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Kona Dolomite Michigan-Shaped Pendant Necklace
    Kona Dolomite Michigan Pendant Necklace Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Lake Michigan Crinoid Fossil Pendant with Necklace
    Lake Michigan Crinoid Fossil Pendant with Necklace - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Lake Michigan Halysite Fossil Pendant with Necklace
    Lake Michigan Halysite Fossil Pendant with Necklace - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Lake Michigan Syringopora Fossil Pendant
    Lake Michigan Syringopora Fossil Pendant - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Michigan-Shaped Charlevoix Stone Pendant
    Michigan-Shaped Charlevoix Stone Pendant - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Thamnopora Fossil Pendant
    Thamnopora Fossil Pendant - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Thamnopora Fossil Pendant Necklace
    Thamnopora Fossil Pendant Necklace Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Turritella Agate Stone Pendant
    Turritella Agate Stone Pendant  - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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