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Very Large Crinoid Stems

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Indian_money

I revisited a creek Tennessee that I had mildly glossed over in the past.

With more purpose this time I searched and found some of the most beautiful and large fossils I have encountered yet.

As a crinoid enthusiast I was overjoyed, and even more exciting was all of the OTHER marine fossils I found, expanding my appreciation of all kinds of fossilized beauty.

here are a few of my favorite examples and I may post more as I continue to photograph my finds.

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TroyB

Nice Crinoids. Always love those guys.

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Indian_money

Nice Crinoids. Always love those guys.

Thank you :)

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fossilized6s

Beautiful crinoids! They're in surprisingly good condition being found in a creek!

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fossilized6s

Great idea for the jewelry too! Good work!

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Auspex

They look like flashlight batteries!

Neat!

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Ludwigia

Nice! The next time you visit the site check out the bedrock thoroughly if you haven't already done that. Chances might be that you discover some articulated specimens.

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JimB88

nice colors on those too! I also like the archimedes bryozoans in matrix!

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erose

really like the jewelry!

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Jeffrey P

Looks like quite the haul! Lovely specimens. Congrats!

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Indian_money

Nice! The next time you visit the site check out the bedrock thoroughly if you haven't already done that. Chances might be that you discover some articulated specimens.

I don't have any experience with uncovering fossils from rock form. like I have no clue how to even start.

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Indian_money

Great idea for the jewelry too! Good work!

really like the jewelry!

thank you!

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Indian_money

nice colors on those too! I also like the archimedes bryozoans in matrix!

Archemdes bryozoan?

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JustPlainPetrified

I can only add...what a haul!

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Ludwigia

I don't have any experience with uncovering fossils from rock form. like I have no clue how to even start.

For a start, take a hammer and chisel along with you. Study the standing stone formation closely and maybe, just maybe, a crinoid crown with its stalk attached pops into sight. Wouldn't that be nice? Then you (or maybe your boyfriend) could try to chip it out. Learning about the formations and their layers and where exactly to look for what takes time and study, but first of all you just need to open your eyes a bit more and get a feel for things.

By the way, this is an archimedes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes_%28bryozoan%29

and these are examples of what could be taken for one:

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tmaier

Here's another shot of an Archimedies

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tmaier

Being a guy who is enthralled by antiquity, I think the style of your jewelry goes well with the subject matter of the fossils. To push it even further, a black or corroded green patina on the wire would add to the antiquity effect. Think Roman, Gothic, Byzantine...

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Indian_money

They look like flashlight batteries!

Neat!

You got me curious. Not quite as tall but definitely thicker than batteries lol

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Indian_money

And here are what I think are brachiopods from that creek spot.

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Fossildude19

Neat brachiopods, too! :)

Regards,

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morgansilk

Blastoids blow me away. The first one I found as a child I thought was a starfish holding a death grip on mud!

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