In the sweltering summer of 2021, a remarkable fossil of a fish caught the attention of In Stone Fossils, a family-run business that has been dedicated to finding and preparing fossils for over half a century. This exceptional specimen was discovered in a private quarry within the famed Green River Formation. The unearthed fossil belonged to the species Phareodus encaustus, a testament to life that swam the ancient waters approximately 52 million years ago.
A Glimpse of the Past Through Fossil Restoration
The meticulous process of fossil restoration revealed the incredible detail preserved within the ancient fish. Each tooth, contour, scale and fin, immortalized in stone, offers a fascinating window into the distant past. This astonishing fossil has been documented in a captivating short video, which can be viewed below.
About In Stone Fossils: A Family’s Passion for Preserving Nature’s Treasures
At the heart of In Stone Fossils lies a family tradition spanning over 50 years. This passionate team is dedicated to unearthing the amazing fossils that nature has to offer, providing enthusiasts and collectors with breathtaking pieces of history. In Stone Fossils digs and prepares all of their own specimens from the Green River Formation, located near Kemmerer, Wyoming.
See How The Restoration Process Is Done
The Green River Formation: A Treasure Trove of Fossil Preservation
The Green River Formation is renowned for housing some of the best-preserved fossils in the world. This geological marvel has consistently provided scientists and fossil hunters with invaluable insights into prehistoric life. With each new discovery, the Green River Formation continues to unravel the mysteries of Earth’s ancient past, leaving us in awe of the magnificent story that has unfolded over millions of years.