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Found 6 results

  1. Do fossils bend?

    Ive seen a couple "fossils" recently, that have a feature that makes me wonder if they're authentic. Especially because the fossil on one looks more like it's been just stained on the rock surface, than having any actual impression. My question on here though, is if fossils can continue over creases on a rock, that appear to be a break in the level/time (the crooked line going along the underside of the apparent appendage). It's not an actual clear separate level, so I know a fossil could lay across an inconsistency on the original surface, but this one looks more like a break, so I'm wondering if this angle is possible.
  2. KT boundary micro glass

    From the album Invertebrates and plants(& misc.)

    Debris, including micro glass "beads" from melted earth ejected into the air, from the KT boundary burn layer. Garfield county, Montana, Hell Creek formation. Late cretaceous (duh) *i added "misc." to this album because this didn't fit anywhere, and I thought it was really cool and should definitely be included somewhere. **There could even be vaporized dinosaur material as part of the glass and melted debris included. There definitely was plenty of it, but I guess realistically, unless it became evenly spread into the atmosphere and airborne debris, this is too small an amount of ejecta, and by percentage such a minuscule amount of vaporized dino, so sadly there probably isn't any.
  3. Pleistocene coral id

    I recently received help in identifying a Lindapecten muscosus I found in a construction site in Estero, Florida. I could only photograph it the day I located it, but went back the next day to chip it out of the limestone it was imbedded in. Unfortunately as I suspected, it came out in pieces...so I am really glad I have photos of it. To my point, however, in trying to find it the second day, I came across this coral which intrigued me. Its pattern of growth seems to be surface only....in a thin layer. All the pieces I found were tubular bullet shaped, or egg shaped as in the photo of the one that popped out. It is interesting to me, because it doesn't seem to any depth to it...it seems to be a surface growth only coral...Each of the "tubes" or "bullets" show a solid core of what looks like limestone, you can see it in the one piece that is chipped on the side. The other part that is of interest to me, is the way it seems to form a basketweave pattern, with strands of coral growth running along the surface and interpaces filled with little striated nodules. From the fourth photo, you can see that there is little separation between the little heads...and in the fifth image, I tried to show the thin encrusted type of growth I found in all the pieces i gathered. Each time I post things here I learn so much, so I am looking forward to advancing my knowledge of corals this time.Thanks
  4. Layered rock?

    Once again found this in our creek in Michigan . It's Very different from the others I have found. It has different layers on one side, and the other side looks bumpy but isn't. What could this be? Thanks once again.
  5. 3 layers of Michigan coral?

    Hello folks, this is my first post on this site and I was hoping for some basic information on my best find to date. I found this piece outside of Algonac Michigan in one of the main channels that empty into Lake St. Claire. The piece is almost as large as a baseball, and appears to have 3 distinct layers of different species of coral. Is this in fact three layers, how rare is it(not for selling purposes, just for bragging rights with my son) and also would any preservation methods be recommended to make it look even better? Living in Michigan(now on the west coast) I am aware that corals are most of what I will find going forward, but what era will most be from so I can narrow my future classification searches. Thanks for all your help!
  6. Tooth Or Claw?

    Searching for an ID on this pc
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