Monday, July 4, 2011
My cousin Stefano found this pyrite fossil in the Waldron Shale of Clark County, Indiana. He thought it would make a good July 4th post (American Independence Day) since it was in the shape of a flag flying on a pole. If I had to guess, it appears to be parts of a crinoid fossil.
As an added bonus the shale plate has part of a Bumastus sp. trilobite cephalon with part of the genial spine. That is a pretty cool find there!
Better view of Bumastus trilobite piece.
Since my cousin is named Stefano I thought it would be appropriate to add a picture of another fossil found in the Waldron shale. The Coronoidea called Stephanocrinus gemmiformis.