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I was in Sylvania OH this weekend and among many other pieces, I found these. I finished prepping them as soon as I could. The first is a pyrite paraspirifer bownockeri.....it is perfect, not a blemish or chip. This one is a paraspirifer (I think) but different. About 2 inches across. Has a few flaws. Then there is another pyrite bownockeri, same size as the first one, nearly perfect but for a chipped "wing" and a hole. But the hole exposes that it is also a geode....containing calcite I believe. I've never seen or heard of a geodized pyri
Brach3 posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionDear all, if Devonian Epizoans (Epibionts) & Pathological Brachiopods (all the periods) are a fascinating group of fossils for you and you want to discuss anything about their paleoecology, please post your photos (specimens) in this thread.
Misha posted a topic in Questions & AnswersHello everyone, I have been wondering about this for a bit but only now that I atually have one of these in my collections have I decided to ask this, All of the P. bownockeri I have seen have been pyritized and I wanted to ask why this is, I do not know of any other brachiopods like this because while there are some I have seen preserved in pyrite they are from areas where the rest of the fossils are also pyritized, from what I have seen its mostly just this species that is commonly found fully pyritized from this formation. The only thing I can think of is maybe they are found