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Fossils In Irish Blue Limestone


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I wonder if anyone can ID the sealife in this Irish blue limestone? I'm doing a guided tour on materials in the built environment and would love to be able to include the names of the lifeforms that appear in the decorative stones around the city. Some I have already IDed but these still need some light shining on them. Looks like bivalve shell tructure ans then something coral-like? The construction company who created the stone seating were able to confime this was Irish blue limestone.


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Hello and welcome to the Forum. :)

Looks like some cross sectioned shell fossils, and possibly Syringopora sp., a tabulate coral.

Images HERE.

On the shell fossils, not sure there is any way to narrow down what type in cross section. :unsure:



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