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    Rock Candle, Wyoming Fish Fossil

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    This Rock Candle is made from a knightia fish fossil from Wyoming. This interesting, unique piece of home decor features a single knightia specimen. And would be a great conversation piece and centerpiece for your home.

    Huge lakes covered parts of Southwest Wyoming about 50 million years ago during what is known as the Eocene period. Fine grained sediments collected at the bottom of these lakes that preserved the fossils of millions of fish. Over time, these sediments turned to stone resulting in the fish fossil.

    The fossil fish found in the rock candle are known as Knightia, a herring-like, schooling fish. They averaged about 3-4 inches in length, but have also been found up to 10 inches long. Similar to modern freshwater fish, Knightia had four fins, ones on its back, stomach, pelvis, and anus. It is figured that they likely ate plankton and algae and was a food source for many of the larger fish of the time.

    The Knightia fish fossil is a actually the state fossil of Wyoming.

    Additional features

    Use any paraffin lamp oil of your choosing, we like Firefly Clean Fuel
    Handcrafted with a glass reservoir permanently affixed to the underside of the rock to hold the oil
    Fiberglass wick does not burn and never needs to be replaced. One side is sealed to prevent fraying
    All surfaces of the rock is sealed to help prevent staining and oil from seeping into the candle or from staining the surface.
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    Rock Candle, Wyoming Fish Fossil


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