Prehistoric Wonders... For All Ages, From All Ages
Fossil Casts (Reproductions)
Fossil casts, also called fossil replicas or reproductions, allow students, collectors, scientists, and others interested in prehistoric life to handle and study precise replicas of classic, rare, and famous fossils without risking damage to the originals, and at a small fraction of the cost. The museum-quality fossil reproductions from PaleoScene are produced from original fossil specimens (not from sculptures, as are many replicas at some websites) and include many well-preserved and historically important specimens from several different geologic periods, including trilobites, ammonites, crinoids, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, as well as one of the largest selections of dinosaur and pre-dinosaur track casts available anywhere.
Each fossil replica is carefully cast in high-strength gypsum cement and meticulously hand painted to replicate the natural appearance of the original specimen. Resin composition (which is even more durable) is available for about 30% additional cost, or as specified for the larger casts such as Archaeopteryx. For more information on the differences between resin and gypsum casts, click here: "Gypsum vs Resin".
All largely flat casts (such as the pterodactyls and ancient birds) come with sturdy hangers
on the back. Smaller or more 3-dimensional casts come with felt pads
on the bottom (except for the fossil magnets). All include full identification labels indicating the specimen's
scientific name, locality, age, and geologic formation. Because I make all molds and casts myself, and
paint each cast myself, I can keep pricing very reasonable (often far lower than other sources) while
maintaining consistently high quality.
The real fossils
at PaleoScene feature a variety of high quality fossils.
To order, please simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the items you are interested in, and your shipping address (or at least zip code). I'll get back to you promptly with shipping options and costs. Payment may be made by check, money order, or PayPal (you can also pay with a credit card through PayPal, whether or not you have a PayPal account). Discounts are available for teachers and educational organizations. Wholesale and bulk purchase inquiries from dealers are also welcome. If you have any questions or are looking for a particular cast or fossil you do not see here, please do not hesitate to ask. I am often acquiring new material.
Glen Kuban, President and owner