Posts Tagged ‘Fossils’

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Craspedites

Craspedites – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

Craspedites (genus Ammonite) I just love these dear little Ammonites with their very distinctive characteristics.  The chambers have been preserved as a grey-white with the divisions in striking black Calcite.  […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Amber

Amber (Columbian Copal) – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

I just love to see what has been trapped in this fossilised tree resin!  From bits of vegetation to insect parts and air bubbles.   Much used in jewellery and, […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Sea Urchin Plaque

Fossilised Sea Urchin Plaque – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  This is such a lovely plaque with the pale pink of the sea urchins shell, or “test” still clearly evident in the cream limestone – but just a little […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Orthoceras

Orthoceras – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

Orthoceras (cephalopoda-mollusc) These are just some of the most attractive fossils for ornamental and sculptural interior design, with their very striking black and white colouring.   Orthoceras means ‘straight horn’ […]

Mammoth Tusk – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This tusk from a relatively young mammoth is very special to me and because of its size is portable enough to take to schools to show the children. Now sadly […]

Drusy Rainbow Pyritised Ammonites – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  These drusy pyritised ammonites are from the Volga area in Russia and just a superb example of how the ingress of different minerals can give a beautiful rainbow of […]

Fossilised Araucaria Pine Cones – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

Delightful fossilised Araucaria pine cones split and polished to show amazing internal detail. These, pictured here, are from Patagonia (Argentina) where some of the best preserved have been found. Do […]

Hadrosaurus Eggs in Nest

Hadrosaurus Dinosaur Eggs in Nest – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

I am lucky enough to have this wonderful fossilised Hadrosaur nest with two superb dinosaur eggs still showing much of the original colour – duck egg blue of course ! […]

Fossilised Palm Tree Slice – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This is the first time I had seen a slice of fossilised palm tree and I was really surprised by its unusual cell structure compared to other fossilised wood. This […]

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

I was fortunate enough a little while ago to visit the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.  I had heard that they had some remains of the now extinct Dodo […]