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Dpaul7

Had a magnificent hunt today (photos to follow on that section).  We found sigillaria in excess of 3 feet.  Other nice fossils.  Sadly in multi-ton rock.  I did bring a few pieces back... Here are 2 pieces... Asteria?  I have never found something like this around here!

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Dpaul7

UH...... NOT asteria.... Artisia fossil.  (See what happens when you get old?)

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Rockwood

That's what I would call it.

I think you got the ID correct to. :)

Why do you refer to it as a branch though ?

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Plantguy

Nice find! Sounds like you found some really neat material. Along Rockwood's questioning...Were any of the Artisia found in a vertical position-insitu? 

 

Thanks for showing us!

Regards, Chris 

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Dpaul7

@Rockwood  - I use "branch" for want of a better term.  It is totally round.... like a piece of wood would be. @Plantguy - Sort of... look at our photos from out fossil hunt...  Some strata were twisted. so one piece appears "vertical" - We will return soon to look for more... THIS time we will take deep woods OFF - There are ticks about, and while I did not have any, my companions DID.  (I guess I'm too old and sour).

 

 

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paleoflor

Indeed Artisia, I'd say. Good luck on your next trip there.

 

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Rockwood
8 minutes ago, Dpaul7 said:

I use "branch" for want of a better term. 

Understood.

I don't think a term is really needed though. Artisia is the name of a mold fossil. Therefore it is a term. 

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Dpaul7

Artisia sp.
Cast of pith-cavity of Cordaites branch or trunk

Mühlenbach (Germ.)

Westfalian A/B

 

I suppose that is why I used "branch"

 

When we were kids, we never found these before.... Always other varieties of trees.  (I mean cordiates).  Too bad it is raining today!

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Rockwood
3 hours ago, Dpaul7 said:

Artisia sp.
Cast of pith-cavity of Cordaites branch or trunk

Mühlenbach (Germ.)

Westfalian A/B

 

I suppose that is why I used "branch"

 

When we were kids, we never found these before.... Always other varieties of trees.  (I mean cordiates).  Too bad it is raining today!

Casts are just a more complete type of mold fossil. There are likely many who would argue against calling these molds, but in this case I believe it is actually more appropriate.  

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abyssunder

Artisia
Nice find! :)
from a short topic...

 

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Dpaul7
22 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Casts are just a more complete type of mold fossil. There are likely many who would argue against calling these molds, but in this case I believe it is actually more appropriate.  

I would agree with you!

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