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Three Recent Coral Finds, enjoy!

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A recent trip to Coralville, Iowa provided me with these coral specimens, each unique in their own way:

 

1.  I posted this a few weeks ago prior to removing most of the matrix from it This rugosa coral was huge!! Check out the scale.

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2. The next coral might be mistaken for a mushroom:

 

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Oops, I meant this one:

 

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3. Finally my favorite: 

 

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*THEO*

Very cool finds,especially this mushroom like coral:drool:.Thanks for sharing!

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Fossildude19

So the town lived up to it's name! :D 

Great finds - a nice addition to any collection. 

Thanks for posting these!

Regards,

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doushantuo

nr 3. is supercool! 

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RJB

I dont collect the corals, but if I did I would be pestering you.  Those are really nice!

 

RB

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michele 1937

really nice

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Jeffrey P

Those are three totally awesome specimens. Corals are not a primary feature of my collection, but if I had those they would be. Congratulations. What age or they?

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14 minutes ago, Jeffrey P said:

What age or they?

 

Devonian. My bad, should have said this in the original post.

 

On ‎6‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 5:45 AM, Fossildude19 said:

So the town lived up to it's name! :D 

 

The Coralville area is definitely rich in corals of many varieties. I seem to pick up a new or unique one every time I visit the area

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Doctor Mud

Wow! I'm not usually excited by coral but these are awesome!

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doushantuo

In the first picture,there SEEMS to be a change in growth direction,the reorientation of the alar plane probably means reorientation to the current direction .

The second possibility is regeneration at an angle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the first picture,there SEEMS to be a change in growth direction,the reorientation of the alar plane probably means reorientation to the current direction .

The second possibility is regeneration at an angle.

 

 

 

It seems like many rugosa corals that I find do this and I have always wondered why. My experience shows that the larger the rugosa, the more likely for redirection. In my mind, I equated it to weight, causing it to tip over, then regrowth at a different angle. But that means it would have to be dislodged at the base. If this happened, then it likely would have tipped over. So I will go with the flow, meaning a change of current to explain it. Thanks. 

 

Mike

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doushantuo

VERY interesting info,Mike.

Thanks for that

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