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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.

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)