Micropaleontology Keychain

$49.75

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Ironically, the study of microscopic fossils may dwarf all other branches of paleontology in geological, biological, and commercial importance. Insofar as it is possible, this kinetic keychain attempts to encompass this vast field!

Cylindrical in form, to represent a drill core taken from the ocean floor, each slice of this keychain swivels out to reveal microfossils from one geologic epoch. On the top layer, we can see the shelly remain of microorganisms that have settled there in the present day, and each succeeding layer takes us back in time, until the bottom layer, which represents fossils deposited a staggering 1.5 billion years ago!

Diatoms, dinoflagellates, coccolithophores, foraminiferans, radiolarians, conodonts and ostrocods are just some of the the many microfossils represented in this keychain. In addition to this wealth of scientific knowledge, one layer contains an acrylic magnifying lens, giving an element of utility to this innovative educational accessory. A great gift for paleontologists, climatologists, and other workers, students and enthusiasts in the Earth sciences!

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mini-micropaleontology-01.png

Ironically, the study of microscopic fossils may dwarf all other branches of paleontology in geological, biological, and commercial importance. Insofar as it is possible, this kinetic keychain attempts to encompass this vast field!

Cylindrical in form, to represent a drill core taken from the ocean floor, each slice of this keychain swivels out to reveal microfossils from one geologic epoch. On the top layer, we can see the shelly remain of microorganisms that have settled there in the present day, and each succeeding layer takes us back in time, until the bottom layer, which represents fossils deposited a staggering 1.5 billion years ago!

Diatoms, dinoflagellates, coccolithophores, foraminiferans, radiolarians, conodonts and ostrocods are just some of the the many microfossils represented in this keychain. In addition to this wealth of scientific knowledge, one layer contains an acrylic magnifying lens, giving an element of utility to this innovative educational accessory. A great gift for paleontologists, climatologists, and other workers, students and enthusiasts in the Earth sciences!

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Weight: 42.0 Grams
Dimensions: 23mm diameter x 27 mm high
Lens Magnification: 8.5x
acknowledgements: Special thanks to Paul B
Other: Made in the USA of Genuine Pewter