Monday, January 16, 2017

3D Printed Turritella Shell


Here are several images of a Turritella shell printed on a 3D printer. The design was created in modeling software. Link here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13668


It was printed with glow in the dark PLA filament from 3D Solutech: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ME7NHJ8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is a link to my friend Dave's blog showing a Cretaceous Turritella fossil:
http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/2012/05/turritella-shell-mold-from-mt-laurel.html

Cretaceous Turritella fossil from Mississippi:
http://louisvillefossils.blogspot.com/2013/04/cretaceous-turritella-fossil.html

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Nashville Tennessee Coral Fossil


My father found this fossil in Nashville, Tennessee. It appears to be Plasmopora sp. coral fossil. The time period would be Silurian. This website http://tennesseefossils.com/Geology05.php lists formations in that area as Decatur and Brownsport.