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First fossil of the (past) year


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Rayminazzi

Haven't really been able to do much fossil hunting between my job and a herniated disc that meant I couldn't bend down for many months now but finally felt good enough to go to a fairly easy location. This is a spot where the Buda formation meets the del Rio clay. Not sure which this came from but I think del Rio is more likely.

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Apologies for the image quality. My light died and I had to use a flashlight

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Looks like a pith cast. The Cretaceous would be too young for Calamites, but perhaps one of the survivors of the clade.

I lived through a lateral herniation at L 3-4 in 1999. I know the road. It's no fun. 

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2 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Maybe a piece of a gorgonian.

In a marine setting the taphonomy would make a pith cast less likely.

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Rayminazzi

Also picked up this piece with what looks like tracks maybe? I don't really know.IMG_20210130_122816_compress8.thumb.jpg.10053437472639f666632d6d9afcc97a.jpgIMG_20210130_122824_compress80.thumb.jpg.ef298445a012410c0ed25dbcab1a7ccc.jpg Other side has shell hash with maybe a ptychodus tooth.IMG_20210130_122842_1_compress97.thumb.jpg.a74999ff95fd8b786183fd45a2d136e7.jpgIMG_20210130_122914_1_compress96.thumb.jpg.24e7af0ffeb411a448160a29a6ad5095.jpg

looks like some kind of shale

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I think those are chondrites in a manganese spotted matrix.

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4 hours ago, Rayminazzi said:

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I think this is an ichnofossil similar to ones we can find on the Basque coast, like those :

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