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Picked up several specimens during my exploration of what I believe to be a local outcropping of the Pierre Shale in Colorado Springs.  A decently preserved Baculites for sure  with nice sutures and an unknown fossil.  Any help this one would be appreciated.  

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RJB

   Your unknown fossil looks to be a wierd break and im purty sure its not a fossil?

 

RB

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Arizona Chris

We visited the Pierre Shale one year we went to the Denver rock show.  Pulled over to an outcrop on the side of the road we had never seen before and it was filled with fossil marine amphibian bones!  Great stuff, and your baculites is a great find!

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Monica

Your baculite is really pretty - I love the iridescence at the edges!

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Fossildude19

I think your unknown is a geologic - example of Cone-in-cone structures. ;) 

Regards,

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FossilDAWG

I agree that the "unknown" is a nice example of cone-in-cone calcite.

 

Don

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cleanbreaks719
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

I think your unknown is a geologic - example of Cone-in-cone structures. ;) 

Regards,

Oh interesting!  I saw of bunch of these and wasn't sure what to think. Thanks everyone!

 

Arizona Chris that's, awesome! Can't wait till I have an eye for strata like you do.  

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jpc
20 hours ago, Arizona Chris said:

We visited the Pierre Shale one year we went to the Denver rock show.  Pulled over to an outcrop on the side of the road we had never seen before and it was filled with fossil marine amphibian bones!  Great stuff, and your baculites is a great find!

"Marine Amphibian Bones" ?? !!  NO such ting... maybe reptiles, but not amphibians.  

 

Just to keep everyone on their toes.

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Arizona Chris

Ok, maybe it was reptile.  So many years ago....

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FossilDAWG

I was wondering about that!  Maybe a giant mosasaur-eating frog, to go along with its dinosaur eating cousin?  Reptile makes for sense.

 

Don

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