Saturday, May 26, 2012
Platystrophia ponderosa brachiopod found in McMillan Formation of Spencer County, Kentucky. Creature lived in the Ordovician Period. The brachiopod is the state fossil of Kentucky.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
The fossil is about 1.3 cm long and 6 mm wide.
One day I hope to make it to the Silurian formations of western Tennessee for a chance to find one of these fossils personally. Thanks to Ron for the fossil.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
This brachiopod fossil might be called Spinocyrtia granulosa? or Orthospirifer. It was found in the Beechwood Limestone of Clark County, Indiana. This animal lived in Middle Devonian times. It might also have some trace fossils on it maybe made by some sort of gastropod.
Monday, May 7, 2012
A fine Middle Devonian fossil specimen of a Heliophyllum infundibulum horn coral hosting another coral colony of Aulocystis transitorius. I found this coral in the Beechwood Limestone of Clark County, Indiana and my cousin Kenny cleaned it with air abrasion. It looks so much different when I spotted it. One could tell it was a horn coral and had another coral colony but WOW he really uncovered a nice size colony on this specimen.
Thanks to Kenny for the pictures.
Friday, May 4, 2012
These images show some interesting fossils found on the island of Öland off the Swedish coast (Suède). Fossils are Ordovician Period cystoids in the matrix from about 465 million years ago. They are identified as Echinosphaerites aurantium. The interesting thing about them is some are yellow fluorescent under longwave UV light. See picture below.
UPDATE: Christian P. told me in an e-mail, in Sweden these fossils are called "the Linné's apples". Named after the Swedish botanist Carl Nilsson Linnæus. Learn more at wikipedia.
Thanks to Dave for the fossils and Christian for finding them in Sweden!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
See more specimens at this web site.