online store

Buy Exceptional Fossils, Minerals and Meteorites

Magnificent Natural History Specimens

Fossil Realm celebrates the convergence of art and natural science, offering exraordinary fossils for the discerning collector, stunning minerals & crystals, fine gemstones and rare meteorites. The collection is curated by Peter James Lovisek, natural history specialist (dealer, broker and consultant).

Price List (PDF) available upon request. If you notice that an item is sold, please inquire: we may be able to source a similar specimen. Fossil Realm is completely transparent about repair, restoration or treatment, and the scientific information that we provide is well-researched and highly accurate. Condition reports available upon request.

Providing exceptional natural history specimens at great prices has been our vision for over three decades!

Fossil Realm invites you to discover ancient treasures that are visually stunning and emotionally evocative, befitting top tier museums, galleries and private collections. Our family has a longstanding passion for the natural sciences and over 35 years of experience in the trade. We are a Canadian company, based in Toronto and Ottawa. 

Fossil Realm has been a trustworthy online seller since 2002. We welcome you to read our verified reviews and testimonials and discover more about us and our story

The authenticity of all specimens we offer is unconditionally guaranteed and we are happy to provide a signed certificate of authenticity upon request. Fossil Realm is a proud member of the AAPS, the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, which promotes the ethical and legal collection of fossils and fosters relationships among academic researchers, museum curators and dealers. 
Fossils For Sale - Jim and Peter Lovisek of Fossil Realm

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; a specimen so massive that it may be the world’s largest example of the species ever found!

View article »

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.   

View article »

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 with Dr. Don Brinkman, the Royal Tyrrell Museum's Director of Preservation and Research. He also discusses the exhibits incredible specimens, including the now famous Nodosaur.

View article »