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I bought two cut and polished pillars about 8 inches tall at a yard sale .. I saw they had fossils in them at the time but put them in my collection and never really looked closely at them until now.

I wonder if someone can identify some of the fossils in this stone.. I don't know anything about where the stone originated but it takes a nice polish and looks somewhat like jasper.

Thank you in advance for any help with this ..

Ed

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Hey Ed,

I can make out what appear to be crinoid stem cross sections, Individual crinoid columnals, and bryozoans.

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I seem to recall seeing crinoidal limestone polished into decorative pieces for sale at some rock shops in the past.

Not sure where they are from.

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Thanks Tim..

These were on there as well..some different fossils? .. or the same thing..

Ed

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Ed,

I think more of the same - the black bits may be shell - either bivalves, or brachiopods, or maybe even trilo-bits and pieces.

Some of the bryozoans might be corals - I have a hard time distinguishing between them all. :P

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They sell polished Crinoid stone here like that in the Chicago area as decorative kitchen pieces (for hot pans, etc). I'd love to have a fossil kitchen; I've really wanted to try to cook a steak on a hot rock one of these days.

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Looks to be some protective spines off of crinoids also. Would make a great bar top.

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Yeah it would.. it takes a good polish. would be great counter top for a fossil collector

Ed

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