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I went to the local outcrop in my hometown and found this matrix. At first I thought it was broken crinoid segments but after giving it two baths and two good scrubbing with a toothbrush, the details are much clearer and now I doubt it is crinoidal. Perhaps it is Planolite burrows? I think this matrix is of Longford Member, Kiowa formation, Albian. The outcrop I found this matrix at is mostly the Wellington formation, Permian; but it is topped by Kiowa formation and I found it near at the top of this outcrop. I would like to hear your opinions, thanks!
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsNew depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows University of Leeds, January 10, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180110080549.htm “Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight meters below the seabed -- four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life.” Ancient outcrops give new depth limit for deep-sea burrows http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4165/ancient_outcrops_give_new_depth_limit_for_deep-sea_burrows The paper is: S. L. Cobain, D. M. Hodg
The rain here in North Carolina gave me a bad case of cabin fever yesterday so I decided to jump in the car and drive out to a location that based on my limited knowledge should be Triassic in age. My original intent was just to collect some loose matrix to process for micro fossils but once I started looking around I couldn't resist the urge to hit something with my rock hammer. Needless to say it didn't take me long to realize that my simple rock hammer was just not going to work on most of the rocks but I was able to walk away with a couple of interesting pieces. I believe two of the pieces