people don't understand why their family or friends purchase and collect
fossils. Comments like, "you paid HOW much for a rock!?" are all too common.
What they (and often times the collector) don't understand is that not only are
fossils a gateway to a land long-forgotten, but they are also, if properly
purchased, a wise investment.
The value of
medium-to-high end fossils typically doesn't deteriorate. There are only so many
fossils here on Earth, and as the population of collectors grows, so does the
value of the fossils.
The key to successfully
starting a collection that will appreciate is this: buy only the best fossils
you can afford.
text, photos, and
website Copyright Nick Pfannenstiel 2010
Jaguar (Panthera onca) material from Florida.