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Name/Title
A zoophycos trace fossil in an oval siltstone concretion.
Accession No
TM2003.288

Name/Title
A dark grey fossilized whale vertebrae. It is the centrum from a lumbar vertebra from the lower back of a small to medium sized adult baleen whale. The vertebra has been bored by small pholad shellfish after the whale died. Erosion has resulted in a smooth surface.
Accession No
TM2002.100

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A thick, twisted stump of wood taken from an unusually large boxthorn plant.
Accession No
TM2000.258

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A Shark's tooth, also known as Carcharodon megalodon. Tooth is triangular in shape and with a smooth shiny exterior. Lines run vertically over parts of the surface. Small pieces of grit and sand are evident in some of the grooves above the actual tooth part of the object. Slate grey in colour.
Accession No
TM.2003.107

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Approximately one tablespoon of boxthorn seeds in a plastic jar. There are traces of desiccated berry flesh also present.
Accession No
TM.2000.240

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Three fragments of coral from a coral "tree".
Accession No
A98.778

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.777

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a long, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.776

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A large Nautilus fossil.
Accession No
A98.775

Name/Title
Wooden fern press with one leather binding strap (the other is missing) containing 44 thick mount cards with specimens affixed and labelled and 8 loose specimens in paper fold-over folders. The press is wraped in soft foam for protection.
Accession No
A97.002

Name/Title
A large fossilised shell. It is a off-white colour. The striations of the shell is clearly visible. There are few fragments broken off.
Accession No
A96.490

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A single Cocos zeylandica (fossil coconut). Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut. Three 'eyes' at one end - all are squashed out of shape. 3cm long crack on one side (crack actually zig-zags in the middle). Small depression and associated crack in the middle of the other side. Covered in a sticky substance. Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
Accession No
A96.392

Smallish carapace of a fossilised crab (tumidocarinus giganteus). Measures 4.5 x 10.5 x 11.5cm. Most of the siltstone concretion has been cleared off. Smooth, evenly rounded, somewhat flattened carapace covered with fine dots. Numerous fine surface cracks evident. Dates to the Miocene age (24-5 million years old). A fair example.
Accession No
A96.391

Large carapace of a fossilised crab (tumidocarinus giganteus). Measures 8 x 12.5 x 10.5cm. Underside visible through the siltstone concretion. Dates to the Miocene age (24-5 million years old). Brownish paint on underside. A fair example.
Accession No
A96.390

Name/Title
Fossilised crab (tumidocarinus giganteus) encased within a siltstone concretion. Upper surface clearly visible - underside is partially covered in siltstone. Both chelea present - although top claw from left chelae has broken off. Most of the legs have broken off. Smooth, evenly rounded carapace, but somewhat flattened back - fine raised dots all over the surface. Total size measures 18.5 x 13cm (width x depth). Dates to the Miocene age (24-5 million years old). A fair example.
Accession No
A96.389

Name/Title
Carapace and right chelae of a fossilised crab (tumidocarinus giganteus) encased within a siltstone concretion. Smooth, evenly rounded carapace, but somewhat flattened back - fine raised dots all over the surface. Tips of the claw broken away.Total size measures 16 x 14.5cm (width x depth). Dates to the Miocene age (24-5 million years old). A fairly good example.
Accession No
A96.386

Name/Title
Ammonite fossil. Brownish shell coiled into a spiral. Polished on one side to reveal the internal segments of the shell's skeleton and 'raw' on the other. Evenly spaced ridges on the external shell. A fairly good example. Probably of British origin. Lower Jurasic period (172m year). In fair condition - large chip on outside edge of 'raw' side reveals crystalised structures inside the segmented compartments.
Accession No
A96.385

Name/Title
Ammonite fossil. Brownish shell coiled into a spiral. Evenly spaced ridges on the shell. A good example. Probably of British origin. Lower Jurasic period (172m year). In good condition.
Accession No
A96.384

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Section of an ammonite embedded in sediment and polished. Sediment has been squared and flattened at the base. Only one side of the ammonite is visible as the other is hidden by the concretion. The internal skeleton of the shell is visible. Shell is coiled into a spiral and segmented into evenly divided chambers. Provenanced to England. In fairly good condition - "U" shaped chip upper rear edge. Probably from the Lower Jurassic Period 172m year.
Accession No
A96.383

Name/Title
Piece of a Cocos zeylandica (fossil coconut) - only half. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut which has been filled with sediment. Large crack on one side and another near the eyes at the top. Squashed out of shape. The three eyes at one end. Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
Accession No
A96.381

Name/Title
A Cocos zeylandica fossil with a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut with three 'eyes' at one end - small point at this end.2.5cm crack extends from one of the eyes along the length of the body.
Accession No
A96.380

Name/Title
A single Cocos zeylandica. Small, dark brown, slightly flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut- basically round in shape. Three 'eyes' at one end. Small concave depression on one side. Covered in a sticky substance. Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
Accession No
A96.379

Name/Title
A Cocos zeylandica fossil. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut. Three 'eyes' at one end - squashed and filled with sediment (quite pointed at this end).
Accession No
A96.378

Name/Title
A single Cocos zeylandica. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut. Three 'eyes' at one end - squashed and filled with sediment. Large "T" shaped crack on one side and large "Y" shaped crack on the other. Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
Accession No
A96.376

Name/Title
A coconut fossil (Cocos zeylandica). It is a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, fossil coconut - basically tear-drop in shape. There is a larger hole near the top end with four tiny holes near the base and a large crack extending from the top down one side - almost to the base. Remnant matter at one end.
Accession No
A96.375
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