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This page will feature fossils from all geological time periods. Each image will have

some background about the specimen, its age, where it was found, and a nugget

of interesting information. Not every specimen will be perfectly preserved -

but all are a marvel of the natural world!


Turbinopsis shumardi  snail covered with quartz

Fossil Type:



Turbinopsis shumardi (deVerneuil)


Jeffersonville Limestone


Eifelian, Middle Devonian


Falls of the Ohio, Clark Co., Indiana


A beautiful specimen the inside whorls of the snail, covered with tiny quartz crystals. It is hollow. From the Brevispirifer gregarius zone. It was on display in our gallery for 20 years. Falls of the Ohio specimen.

Date Posted:

February 26, 2015


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