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The Priceless Possession Of Sathya

By Devaki

Arun Sathya, the paleontology enthusiast from Coimbatore, owns a rare collection of fossils.

Sathya's mega collection includes rocks, mineral, fossils and gems. His prized and priceless possessions range from 65 to 350 million years.

Sathya also has a large collection of Amethyst geode and Ammonites, which are 190 million years old. He has 144 million years old wood fossils as well as Gryphaea and 190 million years old chambered nautilus.

Sathya has , ammonites, translucent pebbles and glittering crystals, among the stone collection.

He also has an iron nickel meteorite believed to be nearly 4.2 billion years old and reportedly it was found at Texas in 1922.

Though he started gathering the fossils with a personal interest, he likes to establish a museum to showcase his precious collection, says this 45 years old fossil-collector.

Story first published: Monday, March 29, 2010, 14:21 [IST]
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