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I didn't find anything that looked similar to this one.

 

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FossilDAWG
13 minutes ago, jj_MT said:

And a slightly smokey sunset from the tower. 

 

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Thanks for looking!

Thanks for showing!  Beautiful landscape, and beautiful photos!

 

Don

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Fossildude19

Good report, and Nice finds!  :dinothumb:

Thanks for posting them. :) 

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ynot

Nice!

Thanks for sharing.

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Innocentx

What a beautiful place with many interesting fossils!!! Thanks for sharing.

I'm especially curious about these:

 

1 hour ago, jj_MT said:

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Tidgy's Dad

Lovely photos of the landscape and some beautiful fossils. :)

Love the stromatolites. 

And some of the plants are wonderful. 

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Bronzviking
3 hours ago, jj_MT said:

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I like this pattern. Is this shale and a plant fossil? Do you have to split the rocks to reveal these fossils? Thanks!

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Bronzviking
3 hours ago, jj_MT said:

And then a few from the Devonian strata.

 

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I see turritella in this one, very cool. What else is in this piece? Thanks!

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jj_MT

@Bronzviking The first picture may be worm burrows or another trace fossil. It's actually from the Devonian limestone. Sorry I didn't caption it. And in the second one, I believe it's mostly gastropod fragments in varying arrangements, turritella definitely looks like a good fit.

 

Typically the marine fossils in limestone are already exposed fragments consisting of chunks or pieces.. They also tend to be on top or near the top of mountains (at least in Western Montana). The leaves and other flora are in very fragile shales that easily cleave. Some are so fragile that it feels as if you are holding a dried leaf from the past fall, unfortunately they break as you touch them. 

 

 

 

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