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Eostone was aptly named - a combination of the Eocene period with the dramatic layers of limestone. The private quarry from which our fossils come from was once a freshwater lake teeming with fish, tropical plants and reptiles, allowing for a variety of specimens. Eostone fossils can be functional as well as decorative. Countertops, tables and tiles can be custom made to suit your individual project. When preparing a fossil slab, great care is taken to highlight the fossil fish within each slab, either honing them flush with the surface to reveal the true character of the stone or preparing them in relief as with our murals. Over a dozen different layers of stone in the quarry are well suited for these uses, providing a choice of colors and textures to complement any décor. Individual fish are also available in several species. We’ve done some amazing projects across the country in homes, offices, and even yachts. Some typical fossil applications include Fossil Kitchen Countertops, Fossil Backsplashes, Fossil Floor Tiles, Fossil Wall Tiles, Fossil Art Murals, Fossil Tabletops, Fossil Bathroom Countertops, Fossil Bathroom Vanity Tops, and Fossil mosaics.
For over 15 years, owners Arron Rimpley and Gregg Whittecar - founders of Eostone - have been dealers in Art and Antiques. Their passion has taken them around the world buying and selling amazing treasures. Beautiful objects are not the driving force behind Arron and Gregg, but fellow collectors and dealers who make their profession interesting and rewarding.
Arron and Gregg were designing an art gallery for a collector in New York when they first learned about fossils. They were so impressed by these relics that they immediately booked a trip out west to learn more. The Green River formation in Wyoming has provided the world with the best specimens from the Eocene period – 50 million years old. Not only are the fossils stunning, there is something that draws your curiosity on a profound and deep level.
In the early Eocene Epoch over 50 million years ago, drainage from the newly formed Rocky Mountains created what geologists call Fossil Lake. The climate of Fossil Lake was subtropical, similar to the climate of Florida today. The lake was home to palm trees, crocodiles, turtles, and an abundance of fish. Unique conditions resulted in some of the best preserved fossils ever discovered. The sediments of fossil lake were first discovered in the 1850’s near a small town in Wyoming. Unlike other fossil formations around the world where mostly fragments of specimens are found, these fish are most often perfectly preserved in entirety.
Several of the rock layers contain so many fish fossils that scientists believe there were relatively frequent events which resulted in large scale casualties. Plant and animal life would die and fall to the bottom as they do in lakes and ponds today. Experts believe that the lake was so deep it lacked oxygen at the bottom. This prevented decomposition and scavengers from disturbing the remains. Storms would bring runoff from the mountains, covering the specimens with mineral rich material that would ensure their preservation. Each spring, tons of earth and stone are excavated to reveal the most celebrated fossil fish layers, which lie about 60 feet below the surface.
Eostone exhibits at the most prestigious events across the United States. Please visit the ‘Events Schedule’ page to see where Eostone will be displaying these stunning fossils. If you are planning a trip to Miami, please visit the Eostone Fossil Gallery to see the entire collection on display.