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hemi123    0
hemi123

Not sure, but I think I have seen someone else post pictures of these on the site but cant find them. Are these horn coral ends?

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Foozil    85
Foozil

I would think so.

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abyssunder    2,561
abyssunder

I think they could be sponges, similar to Astylospongia , if not that.

 

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Rockwood    376
Rockwood

Sponge seems more likely. They don't look right to be rugose coral.

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abyssunder    2,561
abyssunder

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picture from here

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Al Dente    1,471
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Looks like the sediment that once filled some solitary corals.

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hemi123    0
hemi123

I can see the resemblance to the sponge, just that they are so tiny, largest one is no bigger than my thumb nail. Sending  side views. 

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hemi123    0
hemi123
  1. Also, forgot the specs of the items in question. Found in Carolina, between Ashley formation and Chandler Bridge? Lots of fossilized material around that is marine and did find many tiger shark teeth as well as fossilized shells there.

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abyssunder    2,561
abyssunder

Now I see it.
The new data change everything.

As Al Dente said, they could be solitary corals, in this case scleractinian corals (they are not circular in cross section view, they are elliptical) and probably they were passing through the bioerosion process possibly made by tube worms, as far I can see in the side view.

 

some examples of dendroid scleractinian corals (Paleocene):

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hemi123    0
hemi123

I can definitely agree from what you posted. I just looked those up and see it clearer now. Thanks so much.

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HansTheLoser    12
HansTheLoser
18 hours ago, hemi123 said:
  1. Also, forgot the specs of the items in question. Found in Carolina, between Ashley formation and Chandler Bridge? Lots of fossilized material around that is marine and did find many tiger shark teeth as well as fossilized shells there.

Since I am unfortunately not from Carolina, I am not sure about the age of these formations. Could you specify this? - The corals look like Micrabacia or Balanophyllia, but an age would help greatly.

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hemi123    0
hemi123

I am just learning about all of the ages of formations, but I believe Oligocene and Paleogene. Please correct me someone if I am wrong. 

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Rockwood    376
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27 minutes ago, hemi123 said:

I am just learning about all of the ages of formations, but I believe Oligocene and Paleogene. Please correct me someone if I am wrong. 

The Oligocene is the last epoch in the Paleogene period. Sounds right for Carolina, but I'm not sure.

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