Jump to content
FossilNoob6969

Possible crinoid?

Recommended Posts

FossilNoob6969

This was another interesting thing I found as a kid in my backyard. There are a few of these on the rock. And theyre definitely not bolts. It is not threading. They are layered rings. 

20190321_191526(1).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CSimpson176

Looks like a crinoid stem to me! However, what is the size of it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FossilNoob6969
8 minutes ago, CSimpson176 said:

Looks like a crinoid stem to me! However, what is the size of it?

Its a bit thicker than your average pencil. Too dark out now to measure. I will put a ruler to it tomorrow. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
abyssunder
28 minutes ago, FossilNoob6969 said:

There are a few of these on the rock.

Can we see them in your next pictures?
Thank you.

I agree with the crinoid pluricolumnal possibility.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FossilNoob6969
16 hours ago, abyssunder said:

Can we see them in your next pictures?
Thank you.

I agree with the crinoid pluricolumnal possibility.

I actually managed to pop one off the bottom side of the rock. 

20190322_123233(1).jpg

20190322_123323(1).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FossilNoob6969

20190322_123216(1).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FossilNoob6969

20190322_123336(1).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tidgy's Dad

Definitely crinoid stem pieces.

Nice.:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CSimpson176

Those pictures seal the deal! Keep on looking, may be able to at least find longer stems!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
abyssunder

Thank you for the pictures.
They are crinoid stem fragments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FossilNoob6969
11 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

Thank you for the pictures.
They are crinoid stem fragments.

Any guess on how old

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
abyssunder
49 minutes ago, FossilNoob6969 said:

Any guess on how old

I'm not familiar with your region, unfortunately. :(
Try to find a good geological map of the area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jeffrey P

That crinoid stem looks very much like ones I've seen from Upper Silurian/Lower Devonian limestones exposed just north of Rosendale, N.Y. If they were found near Newburgh my guess is they were deposited there by a glacier. A lot of interesting glacial material found in the Newburgh area. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×