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Featured Fossil

 

This page features a fossil with details 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!

All geological time periods are represented.

 

Microscopic crinoid columnal from Indiana

Fossil Type:

Crinoid

Name:

Unidentified Columnal

Formation:

New Providence Shale

Age:

Osagean, Middle Mississippian

Location:

Clark Co., Indiana

Notes:

Microscopic crinoid remains are fairly common in the Button Mold Knob member of the New Providence Shale. Pentagonal columnals occur throughout the fossil record of crinoids. They are easily overlooked by collectors seeking bigger fossils. Kenny Popp photo and specimen. FOV ~3 mm

Date Posted:

January 18, 2017

 

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