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Again cleaning conodonts in Stark shale member and came upon this- it is elevated about 1-2mm and has what appears to be long "tendrils" or flagella like projections. I hesitate to try to clean this- it looks like a "carbonized" film over what ever it is and I will destroy it if I try....... any thoughts welcomed!!! One of the more unusual fossils, and the only one I've found. Untouched- the lines are not cleaning scratches-exactly how it appeared upon splitting the shale. I don't believe they are fissures/cracking-all of those are straight or parallel that I have seen....interesting eh? Thank
This is a fossil that a friend gave me. I have no idea where it originated, although CO or NE could be a good guess. Any idea what it is? It is very fine. It looks to me like a feather, but under the microscope it doesn't have any of the features of a feather. The fibers are just straight and very thin. The pictures are of the two opposing sides, which fit together.