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Turritella "death Plate"


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Found this weekend while searching a nearby creek for artifacts.

Turritella

Woodbine form

Dallas Co. Tex.

Jess B.

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Beautiful example of current alignment.

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Wow,... that's a pretty piece. :wub:

Thanks for showing us!

Regards,

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Very neat piece!

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I love the plate! Nice find, Jess.

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Very nice! Reminds me of our "Erminger Turritellenplatte".

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/17050-turritella-cf-ernya-communiformis-voorthuysen-1944/

It's a bit younger but has a similar appearance. Looks like a bit of shell preservation as well in the second photo?

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Thank you guys for your comments.

Ludwigia,

Your example does look similar.

Yes there are some on bottom that has shell replaced.

We find these in plates like this often enough but most not quite as profound.

We find a similar species in the Main Street Formation in Ft. Worth Tex. but rarely in matrix.

Missourian,

Yeah they align pretty good on both sides.

This woodbine stuff has intermittent terrestrial, brackish and freshwater deposition strata.

Jess B.

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Beautiful example of current alignment.

Just like curly little wind socks. :)

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Beautiful example of current alignment.

Just like curly little wind socks. :)

Or curly fries from Arby's! :hearty-laugh:

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reminds me of the slabs at Sayreville? NJ in the Raritan Fm. same or similar age I think

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Beautiful specimen. Thanks for sharing. It's cool how they all get aligned like that.

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Very Nice! Been a long time since ive seen a nice specimen like that.

RB

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