Story: Fossils

Fossil bone (2nd of 2)

Fossil bone

This piece of fossil bone is encased in hard sandstone from Haumuri Bluff. Bone fragments like this are common, but it is more difficult to find larger pieces or whole bones, which must be painstakingly extracted from the sandstone.

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Private collection
Photograph by Bruce Hayward

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How to cite this page:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Uses and collections', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9052/fossil-bone (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Hamish Campbell, published 12 Jun 2006