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Mini slab with macro fossils, maybe?


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Bradley Flynn

I have this little slap I polished a awhile ago, it has some really interesting critters on it. Even a micro jaw bone with teeth maybe? Has many interesting things on it, I have just taken pictures of a few. Green arrows point out the "jaw" and a few other things. The "jaw" is the biggest at a whopping 40mm. 

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Tidgy's Dad

I see fragments of brachiopod shell and some crinoid stem columnals. 

Interesting piece, I'd be peeking at it for hours with my loupe and microscope. :)

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Solitary coral at the bottom in the first photo.

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Bradley Flynn

Nice! Thank!was wondering if I could expose these fossils a little more without damaging them and possibly exposing some hidden macros? 

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Bradley Flynn

Anybody know if the second and fourth close ups are pictures of a possible jaw bone? Fourth close up has a disc with a hole and two serrated edges running parallel to each other, Ancient Aliens or what?  pic below. 

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On 26/06/2020 at 10:27 PM, Bradley Flynn said:

Anybody know if the second and fourth close ups are pictures of a possible jaw bone? Fourth close up has a disc with a hole and two serrated edges running parallel to each other, Ancient Aliens or what?  pic below. 

It's a cross section through a crinoid stem. This sort of thing - if worn a bit obliquely across the surface so as to go right through one of the discs on each side, the radial grooves will produce a straight row in section (red line).

 

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