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Jacobward328

I found this fossil it kind of looks like a curled up tail of a crayfish but I’m uncertain.

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Jacobward328

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Jacobward328

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Mark Kmiecik

+1 nautiloid. +1 very cool.

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Ludwigia

This could also be a complete specimen with the separate septal chambers starting at the inner whorls of the phragmocone and the living chamber at the end.

 

 

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Jacobward328

I may need that dumbed down a little haha i was actually looking for arrow heads when i stumbled across it

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Randyw
22 minutes ago, Jacobward328 said:

I may need that dumbed down a little haha i was actually looking for arrow heads when i stumbled across it

Basically he’s saying you have a really nice and complete nautaloid fossil :heartylaugh:

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hemipristis

looks like Eutrephoceras sp.  They're known at least from the Eocene down them parts.  Sweet find!

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FossilNerd
2 hours ago, Jacobward328 said:

I may need that dumbed down a little haha i was actually looking for arrow heads when i stumbled across it

Basically it’s the fossilized shell of an ancient sea creature. A type of nautiloid. Here is a picture of a species that is still alive today called a nautilus.

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 @Randyw beat me to it! 

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Bronzviking

Did you find this on Myrtle Beach? It's an interesting find.

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Jacobward328

Yeah i found it in Pawleys island prolly 15-20 mins from Myrtle beach. Can anyone identify the type of rock that it’s fossilized in?

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Bronzviking
10 minutes ago, Jacobward328 said:

Yeah i found it in Pawleys island prolly 15-20 mins from Myrtle beach. Can anyone identify the type of rock that it’s fossilized in?

Looks like a sedimentary rock, probably limestone.

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