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Featured Fossil

 

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:

Gastropod

Name:

Turbinopsis shumardi (deVerneuil)

Formation:

Jeffersonville Limestone

Age:

Eifelian, Middle Devonian

Location:

Falls of the Ohio, Clark Co., Indiana

Notes:

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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