Monday, May 25, 2009

Fossil Hunting on Memorial Day Weekend

I had a fun and educational experience on Sunday visiting with a fellow fossil enthusiast at a local Devonian roadcut. Here is a nice find of a spiny brachiopod. It looks to be a Productella spinulicosta (Hall) in the Jeffersonville Limestone. The partial brachiopod to its left in the picture is some sort of spirifer.

Large coral head embedded in the rock wall.

Large horn coral embedded into the wall.

Maybe a distant relative to the trilobite?

Calcite crystals where once a brachiopod existed?