Thin Sections
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This page is dedicated to thin sections of fossils and meteorites. All of our thin sections are
prepared on 1x3 inch glass slides and the section is thin enough for the internal details to be
observed. We do not put cover slips over the specimens in case buyers wish to rework the slides.
The slides can be viewed with both transmitted and reflected light. The meteorite slices are not
suitable for petrographic studies using polarised light. However, they are perfect for chondrule
studies.
All images are of typical specimens
Silurian of Tennessee Sponge thin section collection - £20/$35
These collections are all similar to that shown above. Each consists of 5 thin sections
representing a different species. Pore and canals are all visible as are some of the
spicules. A great reference collection. Brownsport Formation of central Tennessee.
Silurian Sponges of Tennessee
Stromatolites
The following specimens are all thin section of stromatolites. They show the banding (laminae) of
each form to good effect. Images show typical specimens.
Orkney Conophyton thin section - £6/$10
Devonian, Orkney, Scotland.
Baicailia thin section pair - £12/$20
A vertical and horizontal section
from the Mesoproterozoic of China.
Collenia symmetrica thin section - £6/$10
Mesoproterozoic, Montana
Collonella sp. thin section - £6/$10
Lower Cambrian, Oklahoma
Cyanobacterial oncoids thin section - £8/$12
Permian, New Mexico
Green River Stromatolite thin section - £6/$10
Eocene, Wyoming
Green River Stromatolite thin section - £6/$10
Eocene, Wyoming
Ozarkcollenia thin section - £6/$10
Palaeoproterozoic, Missouri
Individual thin sections of each genus contained in this collection are also available.
Each is priced at £6/$10. The genera available are as follows:
Carpospongia
Caryospongia
Chiastoclonella
Astylospongia
Meteorite Thin Sections
NWA 2865 thin section - £12/$20
A very nice classified L4
chondrite meteorite packed full
of crisp chondrules. Great
details in every section. Comes
with an info card as shown.
NWA thin section - £10/$15
A very nice unclassified meteorite
packed full of  chondrules.
Probably an L4. Great details in
every section. Comes with an info
card as shown.
Plant Thin Sections
For more plant thin sections please see our Rhynie Chert pages.
Callixylon Devonian thin section - £10/$15

An excellent quality section of Devonian wood
from Oklahoma. Each section shows the
growth lines and superb cell structure. This is
the oldest known true wood in the fossil
record. Comes with an info card.
Polysporites Triassic thin section - £12/$20

A rare fossil. This is a section of Triassic
wood that is riddled with Pocket Rot fungus.
The thin section shows the areas of fungal
infection. Also comes with a polished slice
of the wood.
Coprolite (poop) Thin Sections
The following specimens are all examples of fossil poop. Each has been cut so that the internal
details and inclusions can be seen.
Permian Coprolite thin section
£10/$15
A detailed shark coprolite from
the Permian of Oklahoma.
Shows the distinct gut spirals
Triassic Coprolite thin section
£10/$15
An excellent coprolite from the
Bull Canyon Formation. From
an undetermined dinosaur,
reptile or amphibian
Triassic Coprolite thin section
collection - £15/$25
A long and cross section from
the Bull Canyon Formation
belonging to an undetermined
dinosaur, reptile or amphibian.
Great internal details.
Hindia
Stromatoporoid Thin Section Collection - £20/35
A nice collection of 5 different stromatoporoids from the Ordovician and Devonian. Rarely
offered and well detailed. Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Stromatolite Thin Section Collection #1 - £20/$35
Stromatolite Thin Section Collection #2 - £20/$35
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Thin Section Collections
Stromatolite Thin Section Collection #3 - £20/$35
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Stromatolite Thin Section Collection #4 - £20/$35
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Stromatolite Thin Section Collection #5 - £20/$35
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Devonian Coral Thin Section Collection - £20/$35
A nice collection of identified Devonian corals from the USA.
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Hamar Laghdad Limestone Devonian Thin Section Collection - £20/$35
A nice collection of identified corals from the Devonian of Morocco.
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Ordovician Thin Section Collection - £20/$35
A nice, varied collection including primitive corals, bryozoan and receptaculitid.
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Each collection is housed in a protective case and contains 5 thin sections.
Silurian Brownsport Formation Thin Section Collection - £20/$35
A nice collection of Silurian corals from the Brownsport Formation of Tennessee.
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Carboniferous Thin Section Collection #1 - £20/$35
A nice collection of Mississippian and Pennsylvanian thin sections
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Carboniferous Thin Section Collection #2 - £20/$35
A nice collection of Mississippian and Pennsylvanian thin sections
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.
Pennsylvanian Sponge Thin Section Collection - £20/$35
A nice collection of Pennsylvanian sponge thin sections
Comes with a set of colour ID cards as shown.