Wednesday, September 27, 2006

 

Stingray fossil fails to attract buyer (Edinburgh, Scotland)

From BBC News UK, Scotland: A 100 million-year-old stingray fossil failed to sell when it went under the hammer in Edinburgh.

The fossil, valued at GBP10,000, was up for auction at Lyon and Turnbull's Auction House as part of the first Scottish sale of fossils and minerals.

The 2ft-long fossil is the same species of fish which killed crocodile hunter Steve Irwin earlier this month.

Irwin, 44, was killed on 4 September when the barb of a stingray pierced his chest while on the Great Barrier Reef.

...Other items for sale include meteorites from Siberia, fire opals from Mexico and a slice of agate from Brazil.
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See one of today's earlier entries: "Stingray fossil goes under hammer in Edinburgh"

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