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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.

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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Quartz Crystal Mineral Specimen, twinned 4 inches long (10 cm)

Quartz Crystal Mineral Specimen, twinned 4 inches long (10 cm)

This is a nice quartz crystal mineral specimen, It is 4 inches (10 cm) long, has a rough base, a couple of bangs, and has a double or twinned crystal...
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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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15 mineral specimens from estate collection, Grieger's

15 mineral specimens from estate collection, Grieger's

We are offering for one money these 15 mineral samples from an estate collection. They include a manganophyllite specimen (this mineral is called...
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11 Mineral specimens from estate collection, Grieger's

11 Mineral specimens from estate collection, Grieger's

We are offering for one money these 11 mineral samples from an estate collection. They include what I believe is a "Fantasy Stone" from Bryce Canyon,...
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