Logan's Geology Guide: Factors that Affect Fossilisation

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A Fossil - The preserved remains of a once living organism, a body fossil is usually the skeletal remains or the "hard parts" of a fossil. Although some conditions allow for the soft part to also be preserved. Another type of fossil is a trace fossil, the tracks, trails and burrows of past organisms. 

Some factors affect fossilisation, these include: 

Orginal Composition - This is where a fossil is made of calcite or aragonite, these can be easily altered. Whereas silca fossils (e.g. Radiolaria) can be preserved unaltered

Energy Levels - High energy


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