The Mazon Creek area is one of the most fertile fossil banks in the world. The quality is great and they should do quite well at auction.
- Fact 1: Species that were fossilized in the Mazon Creek area include jellyfish, sea worms, sea scorpions, insects, and the oldest known beetle.
- Fact 2: A creature known as the Tullimonstrum or the Tully Monster, has been fossilized and preserved in the Mazon Creek area.
- Fact 3: Fossilization occurs when an organism dies, leaving an impression which is then filled in by sediment. Fossils are not actual bones or remains, but rather these impressions.
- Fact 4: The entirety of all fossils, both discovered and uncovered, and the complete picture they give of the Earth and its organisms over time, is known as the Fossil Record.
- Fact 5: Organisms that are identical or closely related to fossilized remains are called "living fossils." The Tuatara, a lizard from New Zealand with three eyes, is one such living fossil.