Trilobite #4 Fossil Thumbnail Specimen (Delta, Utah)
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Mineral Name: Trilobite Fossil
Trilobite Quarry, Delta, Utah
Dimensions: 0.63” x 0.50” (16mm x 13mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: A small, matte textured dark fossil resembling a pill bug.
FORMATION: Trilobite were a group of extinct fossil bug-like Arthropods, which appeared in the Cambrian Period (approx 542 mil. yrs. ago). Trilobite relatives existed as late as approx. 251 mil. yrs. ago, into the Permian Period. Trilobites varied in size (small up to 24”, and 10 lbs in weight), as well as physical characteristics and feeding habits.
They shed their exoskeletons, many of which are seen fossilized now. The Wheeler Shale in Delta, Utah, is one of the densest deposits of Cambrian trilobites in the world, and contains more than 8 species in the limestone shale deposits.
HEALING KEYWORDS: Fossils are associated with deep inner work, growth, slow and steady progress, and seeing the big picture.
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