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I picked this little nugget up quite a few years ago, during my early infatuation with coprolites. All I know about it is that it was found near Price, Utah. I have siderite "formations" from around the world. This is the only one I've seen that looks like it has an inclusion (or should I say the cast of an inclusion). There has long been a debate as to whether siderite rocks such as these are coprolites, casts of voids (fecal and otherwise, or iron-rich mud extrusions (what I like to call "Earth poop"). My questions are: 1. Does anyone happen to recognize what formation this might
I already had 2 little piles of worm tubes then I found this larger single one today and appears the tube broke and exposed the worm. Examined the smaller ones more closely and noticed they have pyritized insides and cracks like on shell, started to wonder if they were gastropods, I see shiny spots and know the worm isn't preserved and tubes aren't shiny so doubting if they are Serpulid tubes. Also see what appears to be apeture on larger worm, so what are they? Last picture is backside of large one.
All four were found in Big Brook upstream from the parking on Hillsdale. My best guesses are from L to R: Ischyodus jaw fragment?, Angel Shark (Squatina hassei), worm tube of some sort, and no idea on the last one. The last one does look fossil to me and not concretion. The third pic is another view of the leftmost fossil and the fourth pic is another view of the rightmost fossil. I welcome all ideas.
This is a fossil I found recently in a creek in central Alabama. The length of the specimen is about 1.5 cm. It appears to be a worm tube on a type of Ostrea, on a unique matrix. The matix is about 8 mm thick and has a darker outer layer about 1 mm thick. I'm guessing it is geologic - the vertically oriented structure doesn't match any type of bone or shell I've seen. I appreciate your input. - Randy