Different Types Of Trilobites In the three centuries since the first trilobite fossil was unearthed, many thousands of specimens and tens of thousands of species have been identified. To help collectors begin classifying their finds, trilobites have been grouped into ten types, or orders, based on distinct anatomical differences. Photos and descriptions of each order can … [Read more...] about 10 Different Types Of Trilobites (Identifying Trilobite Fossils)
When Did Trilobites Become Extinct? (Are They Alive Today?) The Fate of the Trilobites Although a few impersonators have surfaced to excite the general community over the years, trilobites, so far as scientists can tell, are truly an extinct creature. Exactly when they became extinct has been a point of debate. One school of thought is that they died off slowly, … [Read more...] about When Did Trilobites Become Extinct? (Are They Alive Today?)
The Largest Trilobite Fossil Ever Found In the last century, larger and larger trilobite specimens have been unearthed, culminating in 1998 with the discovery of Isotelus rex (King of Trilobites), by a group of four colleagues digging for the Royal Ontario Museum. The specimen was found by Dave Rudkin, Robert Elias, Graham Young, and Edward Dobrzanske in Churchill, … [Read more...] about Isotelus Rex | The Largest Trilobite Fossil Ever Found
Top 10 Rock Collecting Sites In The US Becoming a rockhound can start innocently enough. One day while hiking, I found an unusual rock. I was thrilled to later discover it was petrified wood. Then came an animal fossil, rose quartz, and pyrite. I started researching and searching for more and found that while I'm out there digging in the dirt, I have the opportunity … [Read more...] about Top 10 Rock Collecting Sites In The US (Don’t Miss These!)
List Of Minerals And Gemstones Found In Michigan! Minerals and Gemstones Found in Michigan The 11th largest state, Michigan is comprised of two separate peninsulas. The Upper Peninsula is known for its lush natural resources, including the state's gemstone, Isle Royal Greenstone. According to the USGS, the state contains 1853 mines. Most of Michigan's gemstones … [Read more...] about List Of Minerals And Gemstones Found In Michigan!