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Fossil From The Wheeler Amphitheater, House Range, Utah-What Is It?


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Hey all,

I found this in the Wheeler amphitheater in the House range of western Utah; somewhat east of the main digging zones for the Trilobites, It is about 4 x 4 inches.

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Any ideas as to the Identity of it?

Thanks,

Ynot

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Whatever it is, its pretty awesome.

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It is hard to tell definitely from the picture. It looks

like that you found a specimen of a Middle Cambrian

cystoid.

Go see: 1. Gogia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogia

2. Gogia spiralis,

http://greatbasinmuseum.com/index.php/photo-galleries/image/22-5-gogia-spiralis

http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Cambrian-Explosion/Gogia/Gogia-spiralis.htm

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Gogia_spiralis

and Robison, R. A., 2004, Middle Cambrian

eocrinoids from western North America.

Journal of Paleontology. vol. 39 no. 3 pp. 355-364

http://jpaleontol.geoscienceworld.org/content/39/3/355.short

It is quite a wonderful find.

Yours,

Paul H.

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I too think it is a Gogia; great find!

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Hey Guys,

Thanks- it appears to be something I did not know existed, and that is great!

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I re-cropped the photos so Y'all can get a better view. Hope it helps. Let Me know if the quality needs inproving.

Thanks again,

Tony

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Will Rogers said: " Some of them didn't spring far enough."

 

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That's a pretty sweet find!

Each dot is 50,000,000 years:

Hadean............Archean..............................Proterozoic.......................................Phanerozoic...........

                                                                                                                    Paleo......Meso....Ceno..

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Here you go

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Each dot is 50,000,000 years:

Hadean............Archean..............................Proterozoic.......................................Phanerozoic...........

                                                                                                                    Paleo......Meso....Ceno..

                                                                                                           Ꞓ.OSD.C.P.Tr.J.K..Pg.NgQ< You are here

Doesn't time just fly by?

 

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Those are cool fossils to find. Congrats!

-Dave

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Besides being an iconic and desirable fossil with limited sites for collecting, they are not at all common.

Very high on the coolness scale :)

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>May your wonders never cease!

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