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The COLLECTION of Diatom and Radiolaria samples stored at Diatom Lab is extremely RICH and UNIQUE in the World. In fact Diatom Lab keeps THOUSANDS OF DIFFERENT marine / freshwater / recent / fossil / subfossil  SPECIES! But we cannot sell raw, unmounted samples because of the company's classification. We can also prepare microscope slides with the (already cleaned or uncleaned) samples you provide.
WANTED: material from exotic locations. Exchange for slides of material supplied!

MARINE / FRESHWATER FOSSIL DIATOMS (MICROFOSSILS)
The list below represents deposits and locations of Diatoms that are currently stocked in very large amounts:
the hundreds of smaller samples are NOT INCLUDED here!

DEPOSIT / LOCATION

MARINE / FRESHWATER FOSSIL

NOTES

Jérémie, Haiti, Sample A

Marine fossil (Lower Miocene)

EXTREMELY RARE sample, see:
Truan y Luard, A. & Witt, O.N. (1888). Die Diatomaceen der Polycystinenkreide von Jeremie in Hayti, Westindien. Friedlander et Sohn, Berlin

Jérémie, Haiti, Sample B

Marine fossil (Lower Miocene)

EXTREMELY RARE sample, see:
Truan y Luard, A. & Witt, O.N. (1888). Die Diatomaceen der Polycystinenkreide von Jeremie in Hayti, Westindien. Friedlander et Sohn, Berlin

Jérémie, Haiti, Sample C

Marine fossil (Lower Miocene)

EXTREMELY RARE sample, see:
Truan y Luard, A. & Witt, O.N. (1888). Die Diatomaceen der Polycystinenkreide von Jeremie in Hayti, Westindien. Friedlander et Sohn, Berlin

Jérémie, Haiti, Sample D

Marine fossil (Lower Miocene)

EXTREMELY RARE sample, see:
Truan y Luard, A. & Witt, O.N. (1888). Die Diatomaceen der Polycystinenkreide von Jeremie in Hayti, Westindien. Friedlander et Sohn, Berlin

Jérémie, Haiti, Sample E

Marine fossil (Lower Miocene)

EXTREMELY RARE sample, see:
Truan y Luard, A. & Witt, O.N. (1888). Die Diatomaceen der Polycystinenkreide von Jeremie in Hayti, Westindien. Friedlander et Sohn, Berlin

Jérémie, Haiti, Sample F

Marine fossil (Lower Miocene)

EXTREMELY RARE sample, see:
Truan y Luard, A. & Witt, O.N. (1888). Die Diatomaceen der Polycystinenkreide von Jeremie in Hayti, Westindien. Friedlander et Sohn, Berlin

Nottingham, Maryland

Marine fossil (Miocene)

EXTREMELY RARE antique sample from raw diatomite cleaned in Diatom Lab: this sample was initially studied by Bailey: he gave some of the material to Ehrenberg, who described from it nine new diatom genera and 58 new diatom species!

Dunkirk, Maryland (Sample A)

Marine fossil (Miocene)

Dunkirk, Maryland (Sample B)

Marine fossil (Miocene)

Brno, Czech Republic

Marine fossil (Langhian)

EXTREMELY RARE sample

Santa Fiora, Tuscany, Italy

Freshwater fossil (Pleistocene)

This EXTREMELY RARE sample was initially studied by Ehrenberg in 1838. The mines have been all walled up - destroyed around 1970! Visit the Price List Page to see Ehrenberg's beautiful drawings! Freshwater fossil diatoms from Santa Fiora have been initially described in: Ehrenberg Christian Gottfried, Die infusionsthierchen als vollkommene organismen. Ein blick in das tiefere organische leben der natur, Leipzig, L. Voss, 1838
Soon a Diatom Lab's publication about the diatom species from this rare deposit!

Caltanissetta Basin, Sicily, Italy

Marine Fossil (Messinian:  7.246 ± 0.005 – 5.333 ± 0.005 million years ago)

EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE

Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm - Sample A

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

The term Oamaru represent a magic charm to microscopists as this deposit contains a lot of unique amazing species. Oamaru samples are rare among microscopists!

Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm - Sample B

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

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Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm - Sample C

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

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Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm - Sample D

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

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Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm - Sample E

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

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Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm - Sample F

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

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Oamaru (NZ), Flume Gully (Papakaio) - Sample A

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Oamaru (NZ), Flume Gully (Papakaio) - Sample B

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Oamaru (NZ), Cormak's Siding

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Oamaru (NZ), Division Hill

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Oamaru (NZ), Bain’s Farm

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Oamaru (NZ), Mavor’s Farm

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Oamaru (NZ), Jackson's Paddock

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Oamaru (NZ), Totara – Sample A

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Oamaru (NZ), Totara – Sample B

Marine Fossil (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)

Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!

Inzensky District, Russia

Marine Fossil (Cretaceous)

Extremely rare sample!

Simbirsk, Russia

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Very rare sample!

Moron, Spain

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Valmarecchia (RN), Italy

Freshwater fossil

Rare sample!

Mount Amiata, Tuscany, Italy

Freshwater fossil (Pleistocene)

Rare sample!

Monferrato Astigiano, Italy - Sample A

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Monferrato Astigiano, Italy - Sample B

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Monferrato Astigiano, Italy - Sample C

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Monferrato Astigiano, Italy - Sample D

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Monferrato Astigiano, Italy - Sample E

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Monferrato Astigiano, Italy - Sample F

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Monferrato Astigiano, Italy - Sample G

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Bolsena Volcano (Vulsini Volcanic District), VT, Italy. Vulsini Volcanic District is a caldera complex that created some Pleistocene lakes.

Freshwater fossil (Pleistocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Barbados, Bath Cliff

Marine Fossil (Eocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Barbados, Springfield

Marine Fossil (Eocene)

Extremely rare sample!

Coiron plateau, Ardèche department, France - Sample A

Freshwater fossil (Upper Miocene)

Rare sample!

Coiron plateau, Ardèche department, France - Sample B

Freshwater fossil (Upper Miocene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample A

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample B

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample C

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample D

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample E

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample F

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample G

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample H

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample I

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Fur island, Denmark, Sample L

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Mors island, Denmark, Sample A

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Mors island, Denmark, Sample B

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Mors island, Denmark, Sample C

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Mors island, Denmark, Sample D

Marine Fossil (Paleogene)

Rare sample!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample A

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample B

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample C

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample D

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample E

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample F

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample G

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample H

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample I

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample L

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample M

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), sample N

Marine Fossil (early Miocene)

Beautiful diatoms!

Yarraford Avenue, Fairfield, Australia

Freshwater fossil

Antique rare sample

Modelo Formation, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, sample A

Marine Fossil (Upper Miocene)

Rare sample!

Modelo Formation, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, sample B

Marine Fossil (Upper Miocene)

Rare sample!

Sisquoc Formation, Santa Barbara County, CA, USA

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Rare sample!

Monterey Formation, San Miguelito Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA, USA, sample A

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Rare sample!

Monterey Formation, San Miguelito Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA, USA, sample B

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Rare sample!

Newport Beach, Back Bay, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

Malaga Cove, Torrance Beach, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

Palos Verdes, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

Sunnyfield, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

Altamira Shale, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

White Cliffs, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

Hawthorne and Rolling Hills RD, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

Mouth of Malaga Canyon, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

Sierra College, CA, USA

Marine Fossil

Malaga Mudstone, Monterey Shale, Lomita, CA, USA

Marine Fossil (Upper Miocene)

Burney, CA, USA

Freshwater Fossil

Lower Fairhaven Diatomaceous Earth Member
(Shattuck, 1904), Maryland, USA

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Rare sample!

Calvert Cliffs, Matoaka Beach, Chesapeake Bay, St. Leonard, Maryland, USA

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Rare sample!

Popes Creek, Maryland, USA

Marine Fossil

Lake Bonneville, Utah, USA, sample A

Freshwater Fossil (Pleistocene)

Rare sample!

Lake Bonneville, Utah, USA, sample B

Freshwater Fossil (Pleistocene)

Rare sample!

Chalk Pond, Maine, USA

Freshwater Fossil

Basalt, Nevada, USA

Freshwater Fossil (Pliocene)

Rare sample!

Mineral County, Nevada, USA

Freshwater Fossil

Very rare sample!

Pershing, Nevada, USA, Antelope Basin mine

Freshwater Fossil

Very rare sample!

Pershing, Nevada, USA, Quivera mine

Freshwater Fossil

Very rare sample!

Pershing, Nevada, USA, Atlantis mine

Freshwater Fossil

Very rare sample!

Pershing, Nevada, USA, Horeshoe Basin mine

Freshwater Fossil

Very rare sample!

Churchill, Nevada, USA, Hazen section 9 mine

Freshwater Fossil

Very rare sample!

Truckee Formation, Fernley, Nevada, USA

Freshwater Fossil (Pliocene)

Loch Cuithir, Isle of Skye, sample A

Freshwater Fossil

Loch Cuithir, Isle of Skye, sample B

Freshwater Fossil

Calvert Formation, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Marine Fossil (Miocene)

Lake Myvatn, Iceland

Freshwater Fossil

Very rare sample!

Bann River Valley (new ferry), Ireland

Freshwater Fossil

Zamplen, Tokaji, Hungary

Freshwater Fossil (Miocene)

Tokaji, Hungary

Freshwater Fossil (Miocene)

Renkum, Holland

Freshwater Fossil

Ugchelen, Holland

Freshwater Fossil

Klieken, Sachsen – Anhalt, Germany

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample A

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample B

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample C

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample D

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample E

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample F

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample G

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample H

Freshwater Fossil

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy, Sample I

Freshwater Fossil

Falconara formation, Sicily, Italy

Marine Fossil

MARINE / BRACKISH / FRESHWATER RECENT DIATOMS
The list below represents locations of Diatoms that are currently stocked in very large amounts:
the hundreds of smaller samples are NOT INCLUDED here!

LOCATION

MARINE / BRACKISH / FRESHWATER RECENT

NOTES

Burnaby Lake, BC, Canada

Freshwater Recent

Lake Michigan, USA

Freshwater Recent

Blodgett Lake, Montana, USA

Freshwater Recent

Rhine, Flanders, Belgium

Freshwater Recent

Zeebrugge, Belgium

Brackish Recent

Lake Werdersee, Bremen, Germany

Freshwater Recent

Vistula river, Westerplatte, Poland  

Freshwater Recent

Ninewells, Scotland

Freshwater Recent

Beilerstroom, Holland

Freshwater Recent

Altmühl river, Eichstätt , Germany

Freshwater Recent

Zuidwolder waterlossing, Holland

Freshwater Recent

Harbor, Katwijk aan Zee, Holland

Freshwater Recent

Two Tree Island, England

Brackish Recent

Seychelles

Marine Recent

Gulf of Poets, La Spezia, Italy

Marine Recent

Genoa, Italy

Marine Recent

Savona, Italy

Marine Recent

Imperia, Italy

Marine Recent

Venice, Italy

Marine Recent

Naples, Italy

Marine Recent

Rome, Italy

Marine Recent

Trieste, Italy

Marine Recent

Salerno, Italy

Marine Recent

Brindisi, Italy

Marine Recent

Messina, Italy

Marine Recent

Ravenna, Italy

Marine Recent

Augusta, Italy

Marine Recent

Gioia Tauro, Italy

Marine Recent

Livorno, Italy

Marine Recent

Lake Turano, Rieti, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Cei Lake, Trento, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Several municipalities of the province of Cremona, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Albano, Rome, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Garda, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Maggiore, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Bracciano, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake d'Orta, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Iseo, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Como, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Coghinas, Sardinia, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Omodeo, Sardinia, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Iseo, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Varano, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Vico, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Lake Bolsena, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Idroscalo, Mi, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Adda river, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Adige river, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Arno river, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Volturno river, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Tiber river, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Po river, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Bolzano, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Bormida di Millesimo river, Italy

Freshwater Recent

Danube river, several locations

Freshwater Recent

Lake Lugano, Switzerland

Freshwater Recent

 
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