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Fossil Realm celebrates the convergence of art and natural science, offering exquisite fossils, minerals, meteorites and art jewellery - masterpieces from the depths of the Earth, far reaches of the Solar System and the hand of Man. Curated by natural history specialist Peter Lovisek, each piece has a unique story to tell and is exceptional on all counts.

Curator’s Selection

Jurassic Crinoid - 56.3"

$24,000.00 USD

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Mammoth Tusk with Blue Coloration, 68"

$38,000.00 USD

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Fossil Cave Bear Skull, 19”

$21,000.00 USD

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Large Triceratops Brow Horn - 22”

$28,000.00 USD

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Brahin Pallasite, 653 grams

$8,000.00 USD

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Large Iridescent Ammonite (Ammolite), 19.5”

$42,000.00 USD

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Atlantic Ring - Aquamarine and Diamonds in Gold

$35,600.00 USD

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Large Pyritized Crinoid, Posidonia Shale - 74.8 x 37.4 in.

$45,000.00 USD

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Experience and Expertise

 

Fossil Realm is an established online natural history gallery and consultancy based in Ottawa and Toronto. Over the past four decades, our family business has developed solid relationships with all major parties in the natural history industry: commercial and academic palaeontologists, exhibit managers, curators, auctioneers, dealers and private collectors/investors. Since launching online in 2002, we have placed thousands of fine specimens in private collections and institutions around the world. We’ve also consulted on major projects in this space. Over the years, Fossil Realm has received numerous positive reviews and testimonials


Integrity and Professionalism

 

As members of AAPS, the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, and IMCA, the International Meteorite Collectors Association (No. 4875), we are committed to high ethical standards in all areas of our operation. The specimens in our collection are sourced exclusively from reputable trade professionals knowledgeable about provenance and condition. The authenticity of every specimen is unconditionally guaranteed and a signed certificate of authenticity is included with every purchase. Condition reports noting any applicable restoration, repair, or treatment are made available upon request. 


Passion and Wonder

 

Sparking a profound interest in the natural world is fundamental to Fossil Realm's vision. Since the early 1980's, our family has been involved in numerous educational ventures focused on science and nature. Founding the Toronto Nature Centre, a science camp, and Fossil Realm has enabled us to share our love of natural history with thousands of youths and adults around the world. We welcome you to discover our story and learn more about our leadership.

Fossil Realm Magazine

Willard: The Tale of an Enormous Triceratops Skeleton

Willard the Triceratops Skeleton,  Credit: Diego Mattarelli

Willard - possibly the largest Triceratops prorsus skeleton ever found - spans 28 feet long and 11.8 feet high. Credit: Diego Mattarelli

Have you ever wondered how a dinosaur skeleton ends up in a museum or public exhibition? Who discovers and digs up the bones? How are the bones stabilized and prepared? And what process is used to restore the missing parts and, eventually, assemble the finished specimen? Read on to find out more about Willard —an astounding fossilized Triceratops prorsus skeleton recently unearthed in the badlands of North Dakota -possibly the world’s largest example of the species ever found!

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Q&A with Trilobite Specialist Dr. Lukáš Laibl

Dr. Lukas Laibl in the fieldDr. Lukáš Laib in the Fezouata lagerstätte near Zagora, Morocco. Credit: Martina Nohejlová.

Czech palaeontologist Dr. Lukáš Laibl shares wide ranging tips for anyone interested in the study of fossils. His dedicated research about trilobite development and evolution (and trilobite larvae in particular) provides a glimpse into the excitement of discovering unexpected facts about the prehistoric past. Dr. Laibl’s road to a career in palaeontology was heavily influenced by natural history books and he was happy to recommend several books and resources for fellow enthusiasts and aspiring palaeontologists.   

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The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Innovative New Exhibit: Grounds for Discovery

Nodosaur Fossil - Grounds for Disovery Exhibit. Image courtesy of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta."Mummified" Nodosaur (new armoured dinosaur). Image courtesy of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, AB. 

The Royal Tyrrell Museum's exciting new exhibit, Grounds for Discovery, showcases many marvellous fossil specimens that were discovered accidentally through industrial activity. The exhibit is a testament to Alberta’s collaborative relationships between palaeontologists and major corporations, like the energy giant Suncor. We had the pleasure of discussing the unique premise behind the exhibit (and the mummified Nodosaur) with Dr. Don Brinkman, the Royal Tyrrell Museum's Director of Preservation and Research.

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