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Trilobite colour

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Yoda

Hi,

prob a newby question.  But while I was trawling on the net, I noticed that  Trilobites from different regions of the world are different colours.  

For eg:

Morocco - black

Russia - sandy brown

China - sandy brown

 

Is there a reason for this?

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UtahFossilHunter

A lot of it has to do with what minerals they were fossilized with and the environment where they died. Some are replaced with pyrite making them gold/brass colored, some hematite making them black, or even blue and green from chlorite in some.

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Yoda

Thanks for the replies:dinothumb:

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