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Crinoid Impressions in Gravel£0.10 – £0.50
Crinoid Stems£0.25 – £0.60
Crinoid Stems (Star)£1.25 – £14.50
Crinoidal Limestone Specimens£2.90 – £7.95
Mahoumacrinus Crinoid Mortality Plate£35.00
Information about Crinoid Fossils
These fossils are ancient sea creatures, a form of echinoderm that existed almost 300 years before the dinosaurs.
They survived the Permian extinction, and examples of these animals still survive today – although they are a little different to their predecessors.
They are commonly known as sea lilies, but they are an animal – not a plant. They have frond like protuberances that capture small pieces of food, perhaps plankton and similar.
The stem of the creature is commonly found – in gravel, loose or rough rock, and in many other places. I’ve found Crinoid speciments in the loose gravel on my front garden.
Spirituality and Crystal Healing with Crinoid Fossils
These stones are said to be helpful with transformation, whether that is personal growth, or something more literal – moving from the old to the new, for example.
Many people also believe that fossils help to keep us grounded, due to their strong connection to the earth – they were literally living beings which died and were turned to stone.
A present day, live Crinoid, image via Wikimedia Commons.
A common fossil Crinoid stem, found in household gravel.