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Crinoid, Bryozoa Or ?


lissa318

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I'd this considered fossil hash? lol Not sure about the stem segments and wondering what else may be in here... I found this yesterday (lake/river rock). Help IDing please? And thanks. :)

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And here's one side...

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Also, when you find stuff like this do you leave it as is? Or attempt to open it to see what is inside???

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I would like to add I found a similar rock awhile ago that was split and filled with tons of shells etc. This is why I am wondering... Plus I found another besides this yesterday, that does not have the cylindrical segments but has shell imprints & such on the outside. Will post it later.

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Lissa,

Seems like you're training your eye to find these things!

Well done.

I see a bit of Bryozoan up in the upper left side of pic 3.

As far as splitting it open, depends on how nice it looks on the outside.

If I find a piece that is aesthetically pleasing/polished/interesting looking on the outside, I leave it.

If it does not meet these criteria, I bust 'em open. :D

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How does one go about busting one of these open? I've gotten some rocks covered in crinoids that I'd like to break apart just to see what is inside. They are silurian dolomite. I assume that might be harder to bust open.

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Lissa,

Seems like you're training your eye to find these things!

Well done.

I see a bit of Bryozoan up in the upper left side of pic 3.

As far as splitting it open, depends on how nice it looks on the outside.

If I find a piece that is aesthetically pleasing/polished/interesting looking on the outside, I leave it.

If it does not meet these criteria, I bust 'em open. :D

Regards,

How does one go about busting one of these open? I've gotten some rocks covered in crinoids that I'd like to break apart just to see what is inside. They are silurian dolomite. I assume that might be harder to bust open.

Thanks Tim! I'm thinking I may leave this one be for now... lol Appreciate the bryozoan confirmation also. :) And neophytus, good question...
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