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Uranium Glass Ball
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In the past, glass manufacturers added uranium to glass for color. Uranium has since become more strictly regulated, but the old uranium glass objects are still floating around. Because of the uranium content, these marbles glow bright green under ultraviolet light. ...

$5.00
Aerogel
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Aerogel is one of the most impressive materials humans have created...so far. This vial contains 25mL (approximately 1 heaping handful) of silica aerogel particles—the world's lightest known solid material. Commonly called "frozen smoke", it is safe to touch, hydrophobic (repels...

$16.00$12.50
Trilobite Fossil
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Trilobites are a class of extinct arthropod marine creatures. This specimen is of the genus Flexicalymene which lived between 425-500 million years ago. Flexicalymene are used as an index fossil in the Ordovician Period. It can be difficult to grasp how...

$24.00$6.00
Bismuth
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  <2" Photos are representative of what you may receive. Please allow for slight variations in shape and color. 

$12.00
Tiger Sea Urchin Spines
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Each vial includes 3 unique tiger sea urchin spines. Spine length varies from 1.5"-2".

$2.00
NASA Mission Control Computer Chip
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During the 1970s–80s, NASA used state-of-the-art computers from the company Modular Computer Systems. These "MODCOMP" systems were used in processing and controlling the telemetry of many space projects including the Voyager probes, Skylab, as well as the early Space Shuttle launches....

$12.50
Martian Regolith Simulants
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Martian Regolith Simulant: This tube of reddish material is engineered regolith to be chemically and mechanically identical to that of planet Mars. Regolith is a mixture of dust, soil, broken rock and other organic materials. NASA uses this material to test...

$5.00
Fossilized Crow Shark Tooth
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A tooth fossil that once belonged to a prehistoric shark. Species: SqualicoraxEra: Cretaceous (100–70 million years ago)Location: Kansas This listing is for one tooth fossil. This image is a representation of what you can expect to receive. You may not receive these...

$4.00$2.00
Geisenoceras Fossil
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Geisenoceras is an extinct cephalopod, similar to a squid with a long, pointed shell, that lived during the Devonian period around 400 million years ago. Species:  GeisenocerasEra: Devonian (400 million years ago)Location: Morocco   Specimens picture are representative of our...

$4.00$2.00
Lunar Dust Simulant
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This vial contains simulated moon dust. It was engineered to be chemically and mechanically identical to the surface of ancient volcanic plains on the Moon, called maria. The particle size and composition was designed to match that of the samples returned...

$5.00
Rose Rock
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The state rock of Oklahoma, Rose Rocks are also called baryte roses since they are made of baryte. Size: 1–2" Appearance of individual pieces vary. All pieces were created in nature and therefore no 2 are identical.   More info:...

$1.00
Japanese Star Sand
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Star sand is a biogenic "sand" made of the star-shaped exoskeletons of tiny, single-celled sea creatures belonging to the Foraminifera group. This sample is from Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan. This type of sand can only be found on a...

$4.50
Mosasaurus Tooth
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This is an authentic fossilized tooth from a mosasaurus—a giant, carnivorous, marine lizard that lived until about 66 million years ago. Species:  MosasaurusAge: 70 million years ago (Late Cretaceous)Location: Morocco   The item you receive may differ slightly from the one pictured. All...

$16.00$14.00
Fossilized Insect in Amber
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An insect trapped in amber around 40 million years ago. This listing is for a random piece of amber containing at least one insect fossil. Amber pieces range from a few millimeters to a centimeter. Why a random selection? These specimens are...

$13.95
Tektite
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Australasian tektite specimen. All are about 1–2" long by ½"–¾" wide. Some have smooth concave surfaces formed by air pockets. Color is nearly opaque black. The pics are an average representative of our current inventory. You may not receive these exact specimens, but...

$6.00
Raccoon Baculum
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Raccoon baculum (a.k.a. the penis bone). Most are 3 ½–5" in length. These are collected in nature, so some may still have some natural "residue". Please don't put them in your mouth. The pics are just an average representative of our current inventory....

$4.00
Small Lepidolite
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Size range: 0.5"-2" The pictures are representative of what you may receive. Larger pieces will be prioritized first. 

$2.00
Porcupine Quill
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A single quill from a S. African Porcupine. These specimens are collected in nature after being shed by the animal. For this reason, they may still have some "nature" on them and should not be put in anyone's mouth. These are...

$3.50
Giant Sequoia Seeds
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Grow a Giant Sequoia—the most massive tree in the world! Each vial contains around half a dozen seeds, each crammed with all the genetic information to grow one of the largest organisms on Earth. Be sure to study the proper growing/care...

$2.00
Redwood Seeds
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Grow you own Coast Redwood—the tallest trees in the world! Each vial contains several seeds, each crammed with all the genetic information to grow into one of the largest organisms on Earth. Be sure to study the proper growing/care instructions for...

$2.00
Cephalopod Ink
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Almost all cephalopods- the tentacled class of marine mollusks that include the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish- have the ability to eject dark ink from their body as a method of escaping predators. The melanin-based ink is stored in an ink...

$4.00
Civil War Bullet
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Musket Ball:  Muskets were smoothbore muzzle-loading weapons, firing round lead balls or buck and ball ammunition, that were also designed to accept a bayonet. This style of musket was retired in the 19th century when rifled muskets (simply called rifles in modern terminology) became common...

$4.00
Iron Meteorite (Campo del Cielo)
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These Campo del Cielo meteorites fell to Earth 4,000–5,000 years ago in Argentina. They are estimate to be about 4.5 billion years old and likely formed during early development of our solar system. A great birthday gift for someone uncomfortable about...

$12.00
Goniatite Fossil
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SIZE RANGE: 1" - 2"  Larger specimens will be prioritized first    

$8.00
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