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Not a fossil (although in some contexts, a pseudofossil), but I cut and hand-polished a piece of oolitic limestone this evening. These are nice, big, ooids (pisoids in this case), and one can easily see the layering. I thought some might like to see the results (scale in mm).
I found this 40 lb chunk of what looks to be oolitic chert with some agate tubes running through it in east-central Minnesota while out agate hunting. Maybe it's considered a cold water agate, but I'm not really sure what that truly means anyways. Either way, I was wondering if there is something more to this structure besides oolites. Maybe some kind of coral or other reef building organism? Any more information would be great. Thanks!
A couple of small pieces that I collected recently in what I believe to be the Pennsylvanian, Westerville Limestone of the Kansas City Missouri area. There are not a lot of fossils in the particular area i found these in but the ones that are there have a nice white color and all these little 'oolitic pearls' and as always, comments and opinions are more than welcome! There are some small gastropods in this area as well and I think it definatly warrants another once over! Maybe on the way home from work today Here is a couple of pics! Thanks! pic1 pic2 pic3 pic4