Trilobites are quite an eerie looking fossil, and comparatively rare – but still arguably one of the most well recognised. They have a worldwide distribution – great locales in Europe, America and Africa, but with smaller locales in other places, including the UK.

There are a significant number of Trilobite fakes on the market, and plenty of repaired fossils too.

Morocco and China are well known for fake fossils, which are becoming more and more sophisticated – gone are the days of simple resin casts, unfortunately.

Repaired fossils are common too, and this isn’t necessarily a bad thing providing they are labelled as such. If a trilobite breaks in the removal process and has to be glued back together, I’d prefer that to it being binned.

Reassembly of fossils is quite a common process to be honest!

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Information about Trilobites

A fossil group of extinct marine arthropods. They are hard-shelled creatures that existed between 250 and 520 million years ago. They were amongst the first arthropods to flourish in the sea.

Over 270 million years, many different species and subspecies of Trilobites existed – around 17000 species are known.

When its body grew too large for its shell it would shed and grow another one. The remnants of these fossils can range from a full preserved body to pieces of the exoskeleton.

Quality specimens of these fossils are found on almost every continent, and there are even some places in the UK including Wales and the West Midlands where they can be found.

Three different species are the state fossils of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Spirituality and Crystal Healing with Trilobites

These fossils have been thought to treat of disorders of the eyes, and to correct deficiencies in Vitamins, calcium, and iodine related to the thyroid gland. They are also thought to assist in the improvement of fading eyesight.

Fossils are excellent in relation to the Base chakra and are believe to help relieve skeletal aches and pains.