Fossil Sand Dollar Mineral Rock Approx. 0.5-1 Inch w Info Card

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Fossil Sand Dollar Mineral Rock Approx. 0.5-1 Inch w Info Card

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Fossil Sand Dollar Mineral Rock Approx. 0.5-1 Inch

Information Card Included

The common sand dollar that washes up on the beach is so named because it resembles a coin.  A sand collar that washes up on the beach is actually the exoskeleton or test of a type of sea animal known as an echinoid.  Other types of echinoids are sea urchins, sea cucumbers and star fish. 

This sand dollar is fossilized and was found in a phosphate mine in the Western Sahara Desert in a strata of the Earth dated to the Pliocene Epoch making this fossil 2 million to 11 million year old.  The specie of this fossilized sand dollar is Heliophora and is also commonly known as a skirted sand dollar.  Some echinoids from the Pliocene Epoch became extinct, but the sand dollar survived and can be found living on ocean floors around the world. 

Origin: Morocco, Africa

Picture is representative of the specimen you will receive.  Each rock is unique and will vary in shape, size and appearance.  No two rocks will be exactly alike.


Quantity: 1 Fossil Sand Dollar
 

Additional Information

SKU SBVR453
Lead Time N/A
Product Warnings Warning - Choking Hazard - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years, Caution - Intended for children older than 8 years of age.
Country of Origin No
Available for Gift Wrap No

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Product Warnings:
  • Warning - Choking Hazard - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years
  • Caution - Intended for children older than 8 years of age.