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Is coprolite a mineral?

Coprolite is a valuable trace fossil for the archaeologist, but is NOT a mineral. A mineral must be of fixed composition, and have a fixed crystal shape.
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Where can you buy coprolites?

  Twoguysfossils had some fossilized dinosaur dung for sale on their website, but it is sold out right now. Search for 'coprolites', instead of what you originally asked i (MORE)

Do coprolites smell?

it smells slightly strange but its not a bad smell, it doesn't smell like poo at all. It has a slight tinge of smell to it but its not bothering unless you don't like the smel (MORE)

How does coprolite help us determine if a dinosaur was a carnivore or herbivore?

The food remnants in the coprolite would tell whether the animal was a carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore. A carnivore's dung would not contain plant matter and would likely ha (MORE)

How does coprolite help us determine if a dinosaur is a carnivore or herbivore?

Scientists can examine the contents in coprolites. If they contain  bones, teeth, etc., then they can determine the animal was a  carnivore. If they contain only certain min (MORE)