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Natural History

The first amateur geologists were prospectors looking for valuable minerals and gemstones for commercial purposes. Eventually, however, more and more people have been drawn to amateur geology for recreational purposes, mainly for the beauty that rocks and minerals provide. Fossil collecting, or fossil hunting, is the collection of fossils for scientific study, hobby, or profit. Fossil collecting, as practiced by amateurs, is the predecessor of modern paleontology and many still collect fossils and study fossils as amateurs. Professionals and amateurs alike collect fossils for their scientific value. A commercial trade in fossils has also long existed. Rocks, minerals, fossils, arrowheads, and other natural history items are included in this category. These are items that we have found at estate sales or at auction that may have been part of a collection.
NH6010 Large Tumbled Rutilated Quartz Specimen, Good Paperweight

Large Tumbled Rutilated Quartz Specimen, Good Paperweight

This is a large tumbled chunk of rutilated quartz. It was included in an estate rock collection. It is tinted gray or smoky (the golden tint in the...
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NH6011 2.5 lbs - 14 Different Lapidary Stone Mineral Specimens Slabs

2.5 lbs - 14 Different Lapidary Stone Mineral Specimens Slabs

This lot of 14 different lapidary stone mineral specimens cabochon slabs sold for making jewelry cabochons. The slabs include a piece that is either...
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NH6012 Two blister pearls on oyster shells, Akoya?

Two blister pearls on oyster shells, Akoya?

For one money is this pair of oyster shells, each with a blister pearl. They are both in good condition, with nice regular form. They can be cut down...
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NHAC05 Fossil Mammal Molar, possibly 3 Toed horse, estate specimen

Fossil Mammal Molar, possibly 3 Toed horse, estate specimen

This is a fossil mammal molar. It is about 4 cm at its longest dimensions. It was part of an estate collection with specimens going back to 30 or 40...
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NHAC06 Paleozoic Rugose Rugosa Horn Coral Fossil Estate Specimen

Paleozoic Rugose Rugosa Horn Coral Fossil Estate Specimen

This is a fossil Paleozoic era solitary coral known as a Rugose, or Rugosa coral, sometimes called Horn Coral. This specimen is about 4.5 cm at its...
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