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Coprolite

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A variety of Phosphorite

a. The fossil excrement of fishes, reptiles, and mammals. Coprolites are composed largely of calcium phosphate.
(Holmes, 1928.)

b. The fossilized and undigested residue that has been eaten and passed through the alimentary canal of some animal.
(A.G.I.)

c. Petrified excrement.
(A.G.I.)

d. Synomen for fecal pellet: castings.
(A.G.I.)

e. Workman's name adopted from geologists, for phosphatic nodules worked tor fertilizer.
(Arkell.)


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Other Language Names for CoproliteHide

German:Coprolit
Spanish:Coprolita

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for CoproliteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Sweden
 
  • Skåne
    • Simrishamn
Swedish Nat.Museum
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Salt Lake Co.
      • Salt Lake City
Van King
  • Washington
    • Lewis Co.
      • Toledo
Specimen in the collection of Rock Currier
Mineral and/or Locality  
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