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Three Fossils From Malta

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MaltaWildPlants

Hi, this is my first post on TTF for fossil ID from Malta. A friend showed me some fossils and wished to ID them for him. I already made some research, and one of them should be a Conus sp. In my pic, the boxes are 5cm, so the conus measures an impressive (for a beginner like me!) 12.5cm. My friend picked these from the island of Gozo, and I think from the North West of the sister island. The small mollusc lost detail but have the same conical shape of the larger one. No idea about the shell.

Thank you

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abyssunder

As far as I know,the geology of the Maltese islands is relatively young,from Paleogene to Quaternary with limestone and alluvial deposits,with the common fossils of genera Pecten and Conus.Looking at the pictures, I think they fall into the category mentioned.

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MaltaWildPlants

Thank you abyssunder!

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