Dinosaur eggs are very rare fossils. This is one of
the few specimens in my collection that I did not personally collect from
the field. I purchased this from a reputable dealer in the gem and mineral
circuit in 1993 along with a dozen other Chinese mineral specimens.
Fossils are an investment, a hard asset and should
make an excellent hedge against future inflation. Chinese and Argentina
dinosaur eggs are the only two found in commercial quantities. Chinese
eggs are the best preserved eggs in the world due to the geography of the
region where they were buried.
In the Hunan province of China the rivers where slow
moving snaking rivers. When the floods came the waters rose slowly and
did not disturb the eggs. This left them placed as they were laid and did
not transport large stones into the flooded area that would break up the
Since January 2009 the United States no longer allows
Chinese fossils to be imported, so if you live in the United States and
want to add a dinosaur egg to your collection, you must purchase
one from the pool of existing fossils in the United States.
This is a good condition for collectors who already
have their investment. It is the right formula for future price appreciation.