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Thanks beforehand.

 

My young granddaughters (8 and 5 yo) have went fossil hunting in their backyard around Lake Cumberland in Kentucky and as I am not experienced in identification and cleaning techniques  I appreciate all help given to identify several examples of what we collected.

 

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@jvpartin Please try posting your photos again. Your first attempt didn't work. Maybe this will help you. And please don't post too many at once, but rather open up new threads if need be.

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Thanks for the reply because the picture is showing up for me.  I would not have known it wasn't visible otherwise.

 

BTW I only have one up atm

 

Lets try this one

 

 

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Hi, so, if i understand well, the fossils of the Lake Cumberland are Mississipian. I guess those ones are brachiopods.

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Thanks for the reply I haven't cleaned it at all as I'm practicing on lesser specimens. 

 

Here is a slab approximately the size of my hand covered with shells and tube structures that penetrate the three inch depth.  Note all of the fossils specimens I post here where collected in a 20 foot area in my daughters back yard. 

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That appears to be what collectors call a "hash plate", a mishmash of shell debris and imprints. I think I'm seeing crinoid bits, perhaps nautiloids and other unidentifiable shell pieces on it.

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I also think there are crinoid bits and cephalopods.

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