Crab/crustacean nodules for fossil preparation

Nodules of matrix rock, containing fossilised crabs or crustaceans of unidentified species.

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Crab/crustacean nodules for fossil preparation

Nodules of matrix rock, containing fossilised crabs or crustaceans of unidentified species.

These can be prepared, either with hand tools or pneumatic / air tools.

Some nodules are harder than others and could only be prepped with air tools; some can be prepared by soaking them in water and using steel or tungsten needles and tools to slowly remove matrix.


Several places around the world have famous fossil crabs - some of which are exceptionally well preserved. I'd personally love a New Zealand crab!


Our current stock:

  • 9 nodules from the Eocene London clay of Creeksea Cliff, Essex, UK - small nodules with visible fossils of darker material inside, unidentified crab or crustacean fossils. These are small nodules measuring only a centimeter or two across - say 10-25MM approx.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

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