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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 recent / fossil / subfossil / marine / freshwater / brackish 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!
FOSSIL MARINE / FRESHWATER 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
FOSSIL MARINE / FRESHWATER
NOTES
Rift Valley, Kenia, Africa, Sample A
Fossil freshwater (Pleistocene)
EXTREMELY RARE sample
Rift Valley, Kenia, Africa, Sample B
Fossil freshwater (Pleistocene)
EXTREMELY RARE sample
Yarraford Avenue, Fairfield, Australia
Fossil freshwater
EXTREMELY RARE sample
Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia
Fossil freshwater
RARE sample
Jérémie, Haiti, Sample A
Fossil marine (Lower Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE sample (for Diatom Lab it was very difficult to collect several samples in Haiti, because of the current unstable and dangerous security situation). See:
A) Möller, J. D., 1892. Polycystinen-Mergel von Jérémy, Haiti. (Verzeichnis der in den Lichtdrucktafeln Möller'scher Diatomaceen-Präparate enthaltenen Arten). Wedel (Holstein) : Selbstverlag des Herausgebers, pp. 110-112, tafel 16
B) Truan y Luard, A. & Witt, O.N.,1888. Die Diatomaceen der Polycystinenkreide von Jeremie in Hayti, Westindien. Friedlander et Sohn, Berlin., 24 pp., 7 pls.
C) Riedel W. R., 1959. Oligocene and Lower Miocene Radiolaria in Tropical Pacific Sediments.  Micropaleontology  Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 285-302
Jérémie, Haiti, Sample B
Fossil marine (Lower Miocene)
See comment above
Jérémie, Haiti, Sample C
Fossil marine (Lower Miocene)
See comment above
Jérémie, Haiti, Sample D
Fossil marine (Lower Miocene)
See comment above
Jérémie, Haiti, Sample E
Fossil marine (Lower Miocene)
See comment above - Sample E also contains many Foraminifera
Jérémie, Haiti, Sample F
Fossil marine (Lower Miocene)
See comment above - Sample F also contains many Foraminifera
Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm -
Sample A
Fossil marine (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
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
See comment above
Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm -
Sample C
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
See comment above
Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm -
Sample D
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
See comment above
Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm -
Sample E
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
See comment above
Oamaru (NZ), Allan’s Farm -
Sample F
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
See comment above
Oamaru (NZ), Flume Gully (Papakaio) -
Sample A
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Flume Gully (Papakaio) -
Sample B
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Cormak's Siding
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Division Hill
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Bain’s Farm - Sample A
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Bain’s Farm - Sample B
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Mavor’s Farm
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Jackson's Paddock - sample A
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Jackson's Paddock - sample B
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Totara – Sample A
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Totara – Sample B
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Oamaru (NZ), Forrester’s Hill
Fossil marine (late Eocene to early Oligocene; 32 – 35 million years ago)
Rare Oamaru diatomite collection site!
Nottingham, Prince George's County, Maryland
Fossil marine (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
Fossil marine (Miocene)

Dunkirk, Maryland - Sample B
Fossil marine (Miocene)

Brno, Czech Republic - Sample A
Fossil marine (Langhian)
EXTREMELY RARE sample
Brno, Czech Republic - Sample B
Fossil marine (Langhian)
EXTREMELY RARE sample
Brno, Czech Republic - Sample C
Fossil marine (Langhian)
EXTREMELY RARE sample
Brno, Czech Republic - Sample D
Fossil marine (Langhian)
EXTREMELY RARE sample
Trupelnik Hill, Czech Republic
Fossil freshwater (Late Eocene)
RARE sample
Santa Fiora, Tuscany, Italy
Fossil freshwater (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 -
Sample A
Fossil marine (Messinian:  7.246 ± 0.005 – 5.333 ± 0.005 million years ago)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE, it also contains many Radiolarians
Caltanissetta Basin, Sicily, Italy -
Sample B
Fossil marine (Messinian:  7.246 ± 0.005 – 5.333 ± 0.005 million years ago)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE, it also contains many Radiolarians
Inzensky District, Russia
Fossil marine (Cretaceous)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Simbirsk, Russia
Fossil marine (Paleogene)
VERY RARE SAMPLE
Moron, Spain - Sample A
Fossil marine (Miocene)
In this laboratory there's the same very rare rock that Ernesto Bellido Caballero used to publish his "Atlas de las diatomeas fósiles de Morón" in 1899. This sample has been carefully cleaned at Diatom Lab and contains about 170 diatom species, including the rare Asteromphalus moronensis (Greville) A.W.F.Schmid; Biddulphia moronensis (Greville) T.V.Desikachary; Grammatophora moronensis Greville 1863; Coscinodiscus ovalis Roper 1858
Moron, Spain - Sample B
Fossil marine (Miocene)
See comment above
Valmarecchia (RN), Italy
Fossil freshwater
RARE SAMPLE
Mount Amiata, Tuscany, Italy
Fossil freshwater (Pleistocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Monferrato Astigiano, Italy -
Sample A
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Monferrato Astigiano, Italy -
Sample B
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Monferrato Astigiano, Italy -
Sample C
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Monferrato Astigiano, Italy -
Sample D
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Monferrato Astigiano, Italy -
Sample E
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Monferrato Astigiano, Italy -
Sample F
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Monferrato Astigiano, Italy -
Sample G
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Bolsena Volcano (Vulsini Volcanic District), VT, Italy. Vulsini Volcanic District is a caldera complex that created some Pleistocene lakes.
Fossil freshwater (Pleistocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Barbados, Bath Cliff
Fossil marine (Eocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE: it contains many Radiolarians,
but also less Diatoms
Barbados, Springfield
Fossil marine (Eocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE: it contains many Radiolarians,
but also less Diatoms
Palos Verdes Hills, CA, USA -
Sample A
Fossil marine (Miocene)

Palos Verdes Hills, CA, USA -
Sample B
Fossil marine (Miocene)

Palos Verdes Hills, CA, USA -
Sample C
Fossil marine (Miocene)

Palos Verdes Hills, CA, USA -
Sample D
Fossil marine (Miocene)

Coiron plateau, Ardèche department, France - Sample A
Fossil freshwater (Upper Miocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Coiron plateau, Ardèche department, France - Sample B
Fossil freshwater (Upper Miocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Fur island, Denmark, Sample A
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample B
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample C
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample D
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample E
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample F
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample G
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample H
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample I
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Fur island, Denmark, Sample L
Fossil marine (Paleogene)

Mors island, Denmark, Sample A
Fossil marine (Paleogene)
RARE SAMPLE
Mors island, Denmark, Sample B
Fossil marine (Paleogene)
RARE SAMPLE
Mors island, Denmark, Sample C
Fossil marine (Paleogene)
RARE SAMPLE
Mors island, Denmark, Sample D
Fossil marine (Paleogene)
RARE SAMPLE
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample A
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample B
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample C
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample D
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample E
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample F
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample G
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample H
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample I
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Saint Laurent La Vernède (France), Sample L
Fossil marine (early Miocene)
Beautiful Diatoms!
Modelo Formation, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, Sample A
Fossil marine (Upper Miocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Modelo Formation, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, Sample B
Fossil marine (Upper Miocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Sisquoc Formation, Santa Barbara County, CA, USA
Fossil marine (Miocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Monterey Formation, San Miguelito Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA, USA, Sample A
Fossil marine (Miocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Monterey Formation, San Miguelito Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA, USA, Sample B
Fossil marine (Miocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Lompoc, CA, USA (Monterey Formation)
Fossil marine (Miocene)
VERY RARE SAMPLE
Newport Beach, Back Bay, CA, USA
Fossil marine

Malaga Cove, Torrance Beach, CA, USA
Fossil marine

Santa Monica, CA, USA, Sample A
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Santa Monica, CA, USA, Sample B
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Santa Monica, CA, USA, Sample C
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Santa Monica, CA, USA, Sample D
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Santa Monica, CA, USA, Sample E
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Palos Verdes, CA, USA
Fossil marine

Sunnyfield, CA, USA
Fossil marine

Altamira Shale, CA, USA
Fossil marine

White Cliffs, Newport Beach, CA, USA
Fossil marine

Hawthorne and Rolling Hills RD, CA, USA
Fossil marine

Popes Creek, Maryland, USA
Fossil marine

Mouth of Malaga Canyon, CA, USA
Fossil marine

Sierra College, CA, USA
Fossil marine

Malaga Mudstone, Monterey Shale, Lomita, CA, USA
Fossil marine (Upper Miocene)

Burney, CA, USA
Fossil freshwater

Lower Fairhaven Diatomaceous Earth Member (Shattuck, 1904), Maryland, USA
Fossil marine (Miocene)
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Shattuck's zones 14 to 17 of the Maryland sequence, Calvert Formation, Maryland
Fossil marine
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Shattuck's zone 23 of the Maryland sequence, Calvert Formation, Maryland
Fossil marine
EXTREMELY RARE SAMPLE
Calvert Cliffs, Matoaka Beach, Chesapeake Bay, St. Leonard, Maryland, USA
Fossil marine (Miocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Popes Creek, Maryland, USA, Sample A
Fossil marine

Popes Creek, Maryland, USA, Sample B
Fossil marine

Patuxent River, Maryland, USA
Fossil marine

Lake Bonneville, Utah, USA, sample A
Fossil freshwater (Pleistocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Lake Bonneville, Utah, USA, sample B
Fossil freshwater (Pleistocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Chalk Pond, Maine, USA
Fossil freshwater

Basalt, Nevada, USA
Fossil freshwater  (Pliocene)
RARE SAMPLE
Mineral County, Nevada, USA
Fossil freshwater
RARE SAMPLE
Pershing, Nevada, USA, Antelope Basin mine
Fossil freshwater
RARE SAMPLE
Pershing, Nevada, USA, Quivera mine
Fossil freshwater
RARE SAMPLE
Pershing, Nevada, USA, Atlantis mine
Fossil freshwater
RARE SAMPLE
Pershing, Nevada, USA,
Horeshoe Basin mine
Fossil freshwater
RARE SAMPLE
Churchill, Nevada, USA, Hazen
section 9 mine
Fossil freshwater
VERY RARE SAMPLE
Truckee Formation, Fernley,
Nevada, USA
Fossil freshwater  (Pliocene)

Loch Cuithir, Isle of Skye, sample A
Fossil freshwater  

Loch Cuithir, Isle of Skye, sample B
Fossil freshwater

Calvert Formation, Richmond,
Virginia, USA
Fossil marine (Miocene)

Lake Myvatn, Iceland
Fossil freshwater
VERY RARE SAMPLE
Bann River Valley (new ferry), Ireland
Fossil marine

Zamplen, Tokaji, Hungary
Fossil freshwater  (Miocene)

Tokaji, Hungary
Fossil freshwater  (Miocene)

Renkum, Holland
Fossil freshwater

Auvergne, France
Fossil freshwater

Ugchelen, Holland
Fossil freshwater

Klieken, Sachsen – Anhalt, Germany
Fossil freshwater

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy,
Sample A
Fossil freshwater

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy,
Sample B
Fossil freshwater

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy,
Sample C
Fossil freshwater

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy,
Sample D
Fossil freshwater

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy,
Sample E
Fossil freshwater

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy,
Sample F
Fossil freshwater

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy,
Sample G
Fossil freshwater

Mazzano Romano (Rome), Italy,
Sample H
Fossil freshwater

Falconara formation, Sicily, Italy,
Sample A
MESSINIAN SALINITY CRISIS, from 5.96 to 5.33 Ma (million years ago)
Rich in Radiolarians, it also contains many Diatoms
Falconara formation, Sicily, Italy,
Sample B
MESSINIAN SALINITY CRISIS, from 5.96 to 5.33 Ma (million years ago)
Rich in Radiolarians, it also contains many Diatoms
Falconara formation, Sicily, Italy,
Sample C
MESSINIAN SALINITY CRISIS, from 5.96 to 5.33 Ma (million years ago)
Rich in Radiolarians, it also contains many Diatoms
RECENT MARINE / BRACKISH / FRESHWATER 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
RECENT MARINE / RECENT BRACKISH / RECENT FRESHWATER
NOTES
Kuantan, Malaysia
Recent marine
RARE SAMPLE
Wando County, South Korea
Recent marine
RARE SAMPLE
Qingdao, China
Recent marine
RARE SAMPLE
Seychelles
Recent marine
RARE SAMPLE
Iroise Sea, France, Atlantic Ocean
Recent marine

Ring of Kerry, Ireland, Atlantic Ocean
Recent marine

Tresco,  Isles of Scilly, Atlantic Ocean
Recent marine

Bergen, Norway, North Sea
Recent marine

Gulf of Poets, La Spezia, Italy
Recent marine

Genoa, Italy
Recent marine

Savona, Italy
Recent marine

Imperia, Italy
Recent marine

Venice, Italy
Recent marine

Trieste, Italy
Recent marine

Salerno, Italy
Recent marine

Brindisi, Italy
Recent marine

Rome, Italy
Recent marine

Messina, Italy
Recent marine

Ravenna, Italy
Recent marine

Augusta, Italy
Recent marine

Gioia Tauro, Italy
Recent marine

Livorno, Italy
Recent marine

Naples, Italy
Recent marine

Zeebrugge, Belgium
Recent brackish

Two Tree Island, England
Recent brackish

Burnaby Lake, BC, Canada
Recent freshwater

Lake Michigan, USA
Recent freshwater

Blodgett Lake, Montana, USA
Recent freshwater

Rhine, Flanders, Belgium
Recent freshwater

Lake Werdersee, Bremen, Germany
Recent freshwater

Vistula river, Westerplatte, Poland  
Recent freshwater

Ninewells, Scotland
Recent freshwater

Beilerstroom, Holland
Recent freshwater

Altmühl river, Eichstätt , Germany
Recent freshwater

Zuidwolder waterlossing, Holland
Recent freshwater

Harbor, Katwijk aan Zee, Holland
Recent freshwater

Lake Turano, Rieti, Italy
Recent freshwater

Cei Lake, Trento, Italy
Recent freshwater

Several municipalities of the province
of Cremona, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Albano, Rome, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Garda, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Maggiore, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Bracciano, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake d'Orta, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Iseo, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Como, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Coghinas, Sardinia, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Omodeo, Sardinia, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Iseo, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Varano, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Vico, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Bolsena, Italy
Recent freshwater

Lake Bolsena, Italy
Recent freshwater

Idroscalo, Mi, Italy
Recent freshwater

Adda river, Italy
Recent freshwater

Adige river, Italy
Recent freshwater

Arno river, Italy
Recent freshwater

Volturno river, Italy
Recent freshwater

Tiber river, Italy
Recent freshwater

Po river, Italy
Recent freshwater

Bolzano, Italy
Recent freshwater

Bormida di Millesimo river, Italy
Recent freshwater

Danube river, several locations
Recent freshwater

Lake Lugano, Switzerland
Recent freshwater

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