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Cephalopod Fossil or Just a Rock?


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Hi everyone! I was in SE Minnesota recently, looking through limestone outcrops where I have found cephalopods on a previous trip to Mystery Caves, MN. While looking for more cephalopods during my most recent trip to Fillmore County (and finding a few) I found this piece shown below. The fossil is likely Ordovician aged, as is common in SE Minnesota. The formation I am less sure about, but if I had to make a good scientific guess, it is the Galena formation.

My question is if this is a cephalopod fossil that is just heavily eroded, of is this just a cool rock? I decided to also flip the fossil with my hand to better see the ends. Thanks for the help everyone.

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