Trilobite Limestone; AU7133

Name/Title

Trilobite Limestone

About this object

Late Cambrian (500 million years old) Trilobite Limestone from Cobb Valley, Northwest Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. All the small rounded bumps are pieces of trilobite exoskeletons. None are preserved whole in this limestone. They are the oldest known fossils in New Zealand and were found in 1948 by Malcolm Simpson, then a 15 year old school boy.

Object Type

Fossil

Object number

AU7133

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fossil
quake

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