Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Here are some nice fossils called graptolites and appear to be Geniculograptus typicalis sp. This is an Ordovician fossil found in Woodford County, Kentucky. Home of a fine Kentucky bourbon, Woodford Reserve. Learn more at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail web site. Drink and fossil hunt responsibly. :)
Note this genus use to be Climacograptus. See this web site for details.
One thing I noticed about these fossils is they are very three-dimensional. Most graptolites one finds are compressed into the matrix, these are not.
Thanks to Herb for the pictures and finding this nice fossils on a recent fishing trip. Sweet!