Crab Fossil in Matrix
Origin: Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada
Size: 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm (approximate)
Weight: 109 g
Product Type: One of a Kind
Fossils are remnants of prehistoric life, naturally formed from animal bones, leaves, or shells. The imprints of plants or animals that were once alive create body fossils, whereas trace fossils show evidence of where an organism lived, such as tracks or burrows. Shells are of the most common fossil type, largely ammonites.
This crab fossil is encased in a mud ball that grew barnacles, and fossilized over time. It has been split to reveal the crustacean within.The fossils found on Hornby Island come from the Northumberland Formation, dated between 72.1 to 66 million years, spanning the Campanian to lower Maastrichtian period.
Due to their age, fossils are used as talismans of protection and longevity. The deep connection with Earth heightens intuition, especially regarding crystals and ancient knowledge. Fossils link to the past, granting visualization of past-lives, and aiding astral travel. Encouraging harmony, dignity, splendor and organization, while bringing awareness to the life-cycle and security when embracing change. Fossils open us to mystery, releasing mental obsessions, offering a sense of charisma, charm and beauty.
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