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Wax Kentucky finds while looking for blastoids...none

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dalmayshun

On my recent trip north, I was fortunate to be able to stop in Wax, Kentucky to look for blastoids. It was very hot and I had only about an hour to look. I didn't find any. But found some other fossils that I am happy to have. All that is left of one brachiapod is barely an outline...looking somewhat like a ponderosa and about the same size. Sorry, I didn't get a scale into any of these. But the nicest part of that fossil are the very typical beekites...sodalite pseudomorphs, I think they are called. They flouresce under black light and are classics. The little oval fossil looks to me all the world like a leaf. Could that even be possible. I know is is not current, because it fell out from the layers of a piece of shale I split at home. I don't know what the formation is at Wax, and would love someone's information about it. And lastly, one of my favorites, just form its shape is something I think belongs to the graptiloid family, though I am not sure. I am looking forward to getting them all cleaned a bit better. 

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minnbuckeye

The bottom image I doubt is a graptolite. I agree with Erose on an earlier post.

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Just looking at this post a second time. I believe the first image is actually a type of fenestrate bryozoan, not graptolites. Graptolites were made from a type of chiton and this looks calcareous.  Fenestrate bryozoans had a front and a back and I think the first image is of the back side of a colony. If you haven't already, take a close look at both with a 10 or 20 power magnifier.

 

 

 

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abyssunder

There is a pretty nice preservation of beekite rings on this specimen's  surface:  :)

 

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Ludwigia

I agree with bryozoan for that branching one. Graptolites have a different structure. Those beekite rings are nice!

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