Nature Specimens

 

Fossil Shark Teeth
Real fossil shark teeth.  The ones we have imported from Florida are black in colour, those from Morocco are a light brown/cream colour.  We carry both colours,  If no colour choice is specified in your order, we will send a random colour or a variety.   These fossils are Miocene in age.  Larger teeth are impressive, but may not be complete with "root".  Smaller teeth have a nicer shape & are more likely to be complete.  Nearly all will show some natural rounding caused by erosion.   Why pay big bucks for these in Banff or at fancy stores?  Our prices are much more reasonable.  We also have a limited number of lower grade but very large fossil Megalodon shark teeth in our showroom, individually priced up to $35.00 each.
SHRK.06   Medium (12 to 30 mm) $0.50 each (specify colour choice)
SHRK.09  Various sizes (mostly slightly larger, more well-formed specimens) "choice" grade $2.00 each

Please see our Earth Science/Geology page for more Nature Specimens, including individual Rock and Mineral specimens.

Owl Pellet Kit
Owls eat mice and other small mammals and birds, but their intestines are not large enough to handle the bones of these animals.  So the owl regurgitates the fur, feathers and bones in an elongate pellet form, not unlike a cat’s hairball.  Each pellet has been sterilized and should contain a nearly complete set of bones from at least one small animal or bird.  Students pick apart the pellet, remove the bones, identify them and attempt a reconstruction of the skeleton.  This is an alternative to traditional "wet" dissection for those uncomfortable with it.  Kit contains 2 sterilized foil-wrapped owl pellets, tweezers, 2 craft stick "probes", petri dish with cover, magnifying glass and instructions/information sheet with bone charts.   Note: As with other natural specimens that require "opening" (such as geodes), there is no guarantee that each owl pellet will contain the expected material.   Nature does not provide guarantees, nor have we X-rayed the pellets to see if they contain complete skeletons.  These pellets were collected in the wilds of Washington & Oregon by various means and are bound to contain a variety of prey.
OWL.01 $12.95/kit

Owl Pellets, individual
The same pellets included in the Owl Pellet Kit above, but available individually.   Sterilized, foil wrapped. See "Note" above.
OWL.03 $4.50 each

Fossil Shark Tooth Excavation Blocks
We know teachers want to have exciting, hands-on activities for their students, but don't always have the time or resources to prepare materials that capture students' interest in science.  We hope these Fossil Blocks will provide a jump start for that interest.  Now you can give your students the thrill of "digging" their own fossil, just like a real palaeontologist!  These are blocks of "pseudo-rock" (sand/plaster mixture), with a real Miocene age fossil shark tooth embedded in the centre of the block.  Students "excavate" their fossil with a simple tool to remove the fossil completely, or once exposed, leave the shark tooth half embedded for a more authentic look.  Also available in sets of 12 for a quick ready-to-teach lesson for you or a substitute teacher.
FOSL.02 single block $2.00 each
FOSL.03
of 12 with Teacher's Guide, scraping sticks $19.95/set

16 Specimen Rock Collection
Samples are approximately 2 cm across, unmounted, numbered and come in sectioned cardboard boxes.  Includes a study guide, identification key, steel nail and 5X magnifier.   Set contains granite, diorite, rhyolite, basalt, obsidian, pumice, shale, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, fossiliferous limestone, chert, bituminous coal, marble, gneiss, schist.
ROCK.01 $26.95/set

30 Specimen Rock Collection:
Samples are approximately 2 cm across, unmounted, numbered and come in sectioned cardboard boxes.  Includes a study guide, identification key, steel nail and 5X magnifier.   Set contains granite (red), granite (gray), diorite, gabbro, rhyolite, rhyolite porphyry, basalt, andesite, obsidian, tuff, pumice, shale, sandstone, arkose, conglomerate, limestone, fossiliferous limestone, dolostone, chert, coal (bituminous), rock gypsum, coal (anthracite), serpentine, phyllite, schist, slate, quartzite, marble, gneiss, hornfels.
ROCK.02 $43.95/set

16 Specimen Mineral Collection
Samples are approx. 2 cm across, unmounted, numbered and come in sectioned cardboard boxes.   Include a study guide, identification key, streak plate, steel nail and 5X magnifier.  Contains samples of sulphur, galena, pyrite, magnetite, hematite, halite, fluorite, calcite, azurite, barite, selenite, quartz, potassium feldspar, talc, muscovite mica, garnet.
MNRL.10 $26.95/set

30 Specimen Mineral Collection
Samples are approximately 2 cm across, unmounted, numbered and come in sectioned cardboard boxes.  Includes a study guide, identification key, streak plate, steel nail and 5X magnifier.  Contains samples of sulphur, graphite, galena, chalcopyrite, pyrite, magnetite, chromite, hematite, bauxite, halite, fluorite, calcite, azurite, barite, selenite, quartz, quartz crystal, amethyst, silicified wood, potassium feldspar, plagioclase feldspar, serpentine, talc, muscovite mica, biotite mica, hornblende, augite, tourmaline, olivine, garnet.
MNRL.11 $43.95/set

See Rentals section of this catalogue for information on renting our beautiful 30 piece rock & mineral set with 4 to 5 cm specimens.  See the Earth Science section of this catalogue for a listing of Individual Mineral Samples we have available.

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