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I believe this to be a coral colony. I'm leaning more towards a rugose colony, but am not positive as most of my experience has been with solitary horn (rugose) corals. Maybe its a larger species of tabulate? Or maybe I'm just over analyzing... I tend to do that. The whole specimen is roughly 4 inches x 4 inches(10cmx10cm) with it narrowing at the bottom to 3 inches (7.6cm) or so. I don't know the age as it was a gift, but I believe it is from the area (Central Kentucky, U.S.A). The individual specimens have flattened sides which makes me think of tabulate coral with its hexagonal shape, but that could be deformity. Then again, I think I can also see septum (circled in red). That may be pareidolia though. Any input would be appreciated!
I had some time to kill again yesterday in the middle of my split shift, so I headed off as usual to the upper Danube valley. Problem was, as I was already halfway there, I noticed that I'd forgotten to throw my tools into the car. What a bummer! Oh well, I thought, might as well just check out the ditches in the area on the chance that something might have fallen down. I can always bang rocks together if need be, and at least I can enjoy the good weather for a couple of hours. As luck would have it, there actually was a small rock fall in one of the ditches, so I managed to retrieve a couple of things. One was an Orthoceras proincondita ammonite and the other a nice multiblock with a couple of ammonites plus a colony of Liostrea roemeri oysters with 7 complete valves and lots of bits and pieces.