Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fossil Fireplace

Every so often I visit a local retired geology professor to chat about fossils. He has a unique fireplace in his study that was mortared together with various fossils. Here are few pictures of some of the fossil embedded in the fireplace. All the images were taken with a Motorola Moto X smartphone.

I think the first image might be a model of a charophyte or some sort of Astylospongia fossil. Next is some sort of model of a foraminifera.

The next two images are of colonial coral fossils.

Last is some sort of pelecypod fossil.


Tony Edger said...

One cool (hot?) way to display fossils. You haven't posted in awhile. Hope everything is okay and your posts resume soon. Best.

Kentuckiana Mike said...

Thanks for the feedback.
My work has kept me really busy and tired. I have started posting again but not quite actively as in previous years. :(