Nitronites are a man-made sub-species of neo-fossil – or “Future Fossil” – formed when stainless steel nitrous oxide canisters are disgarded by recreational users, mainly in urban areas. They are commonly found on kerbsides and in parks and recreational areas, particularly at road junctions where they are often dropped from cars waiting at a red lights. As the Earth enters the Anthropocene – or man-made – geological epoch, Nitronites now form a uniquely interesting part of the neo-fossil record and are being observed, classified and re-purposed by the team at Nitronites.com for the first time.
Our full range of art, collectables, merchandise and scientific observations relating to our study of Nitronites are available exclusively on this website. We would love to hear your stories to help build our understanding of these fascinating “Future Fossils”, and to explore any opportunities to bring the study and appreciation of Nitronites to a wider audience.
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