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First time fossils just west of Santa Fe

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Matearra

Two loose stones found near the Santa Fe Opera. Smaller pentagonal fossil about 3 to 4 mm. Larger more linear fossil 6 mm wide and 7 cm long.Now I’m looking forward to finding more. Any help on identification appreciated.

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Darktooth

Pic #1 is a criniod segment imprint. I am not sure of item #2

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Darktooth

As I look at pic #2 It looks to me like a mineral vein, where some of the mineral has dissolved away. Not 100 percent sure though.

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

Agree with crinoid for first picture.

On the other picture, the end is cut off. Can We see a picture that shows the whole piece?

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Matearra

Thanks for the quick responses. Heres a full pic. There is another tip of one just showing in the left upper edge. 

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ynot

Looks like a piece of wood that has gone through a couple stages of diagenisis.

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caldigger

Well for your first finds, you sure picked some cool ones! :dinothumb:

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Brittle Star

I agree 2nd one definitely wood, you get minerals filling in the gaps that decay first. Very nice.

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Echinoid

Yes, +1 for wood on pic 2

 

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Matearra

Thanks to everyone for their responses. I’m so glad I found this website and forum. Hope to contribute again in the future.

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jdp

Pretty sure that the second is diagenetically-altered charcoal.

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