Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Unknown Kope Formation Fossils

Is this some sort of tooth or a spine?  While investing the trace fossil I presented in the post a few days ago with the microscope, I noticed this brown-amber colored object.  My cousin suggested it might be part of a conodont. Rock plate was found in Carroll County, Kentucky in the Kope Formation of the Ordovician Period.  All images on this page are at 40x magnification with a microscope.

This last fossil might be some sort of coral.  I magnified thinking it might be a bryozoan that are common in the area but the pores look too big.