We offer numerous AUTHENTIC trilobite fossils for sale and are one of the few suppliers that operate their own on-site preparation lab. This is important because in doing so, we can ensure their authenticity and nature of all work performed in the process of their preparation. Every trilobite fossil we sell includes a written lifetime guarantee of authenticity & condition report / history sheet.
Trilobites are hard-shelled, segmented creatures that lived hundreds of millions of years ago in the Earth's ancient seas. They are considered to be one of our planet's earliest complex life-forms. Trilobites went extinct before the emergence of the dinosaurs. They have been affectionately called the "butterflies of the ancient seas" for their exotic, graceful beauty. Their fossils enjoy a dedicated and passionate following amongst both scientists and fossil collectors, alike. The sheer number of different species and their enormous diversity in size and anatomy, make them incredibly fascinating.
Trilobite fossils are dug by first, locating the fossil-bearing rock, and then splitting rock layers or breaking boulders to reveal the preserved trilobite carapace inside. Once the fossil is found, the pieces are reassembled and delicate preparation then ensues to remove the surrounding rock above and around the trilobite to expose the fossil for display. Unfortunately, fakes plague the fossil market and both ignorance and dishonesty amongst many sellers, continues to facilitate the increasing appearance of fakes on the fossil market and especially, the trilobite market.