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Volcano-like Fossil: Help


aSubtleHero7CN

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aSubtleHero7CN

Hello! I am new to this forum. I enjoy finding fossils, and I can positively identify I have found brachiopods before. In the same location, I often find these volcano-esque sort of fossils; but I have found no literature online or in book form that could delineate what type of fossil this is, etc. Pictured below is a rather extravagant example of the mystery fossil. Thank you, everyone, for looking and extending some help to a beginner!

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These are horn corals.

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Rugose coral. One of the more colonial forms though, I think.

I tend to think of horns as being more solitary.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

 

I agree - imprints and steinkerns of Rugose, or Horn Corals. 

I also see a possible imprint of a bryozoan, (the net-like fossil) on the upper left of the rock.

Neat find. :) 

Regards,

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Very nice find! Congratulations! Welcome to the forum!

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Now I'm going to think volcano steinkern whenever I see one of these :blink:

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aSubtleHero7CN

Thank you, everyone, for the responses! I had no idea these were a type of coral. I do have another photo of a large piece of coral I found. I would very much so appreciate any tips/information on it as well! 

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