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Trilobite Elrathia

Rocks and Gems Canada

The trilobite is one of the best known and recognizable fossils. They range from 500-550 million years old and were the first creatures to evolve to have eyes. The creature is made up of three different parts, and was protected by a hard calcite shell and this is what remains fossilized to this day. Like other fossils, the trilobites require a lot of work cleaning and preparing the pieces for display.