Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop and The Prehistoric Life Museum 704 Main Street Evanston, IL 60202 phone: 847 866-7374 fax: 847 866-6854
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The word "Fossil" is from ancient Latin, meaning "having been dug up". Although this would be a loose translation for those insisting technically a fossil must be at least 10,000 years old, other "fossilized" specimens which have not yet turned completely into stone but are partially fossilized are still considered to be fossils by many. Regardless, a fossil, no matter how well preserved is a very rare occurrence, as the conditions for its creation must be just right for its permineralization / replacement process to occur. Over time the organic cellular structure of the specimen is replaced with minerals molecule by molecule.
We hand select and guarantee all of our specimens. Please contact us for any questions you might have.
All photography is the sole property of James Alan Ali, an affiliate of Ali Photography & Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop. Any reproduction of said photography is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of James Alan Ali.