Fossil Museum Kutch

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1. The museum is about 60 kms from Bhuj. You can go via Nakhatrana or via village Nikona, the former is easier. This is the personal collection of Shri Mohansingh M Sodha. He collected over 45 years by walking himself. He was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for role during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

2. Museum is in one room. There is a caretaker. If you want insights call the Sodha’s that you are coming. Contact 91 94274 34688, 97253 39185, They run a home stay since it is close to the Chari Dhand Wetland Bird sanctuary

3. Part of Dinosar. Must confess do not have knowledge of subject am only presenting pictures. Other information is from a note that the museum staff gave me. “A fossil is my trace of a once living organism preserved in rock. The tooth of an extinct bear, the claw of a dinosaur and a flower from prehistoric plant preserved here are all fossils.”

4. Dino teeth. Right big skin color is Dino Egg. “When an animal’s body parts become buried out of reach of the factors that cause disintegration, and transform into a durable, rock like substance that survives for millions of years. This is how fossils form”.

5. Left is Sea Cow. It is a vertebrate like tortoise, Dinosaurs eggs etc. “Fossils teach us that the plants and animals of earth’s past were very different from those we see around us today. We know there once dinosaurs alive on earth and how long ago saber-tooth cats lived. We know about them just from fossils”.

6. Tortoise. “Way back in the 1970’s I observed unusual form of rock while wandering in the barren hills of Kutch. This unusual rock fossil Ammonote changed my life. Study and collection of fossils since then been enjoyable.”

7. Phylum: Mollusca. “The marvelous collection of thousands of fossils will certainly be a living record of skeletons and dead organism as old as 150 million years.”

8. Corals.

9. Echinoids and Echinoderms.

10. . Metal, quartz and arthopodas. Other mineral treasures are chalcedony, agates, jasper, hematite, bauxite.

11. Gemstones.

12. Wood Fossils.

13. Ammonites are Invertebrates.

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