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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.

 

Fossil Type:

Crinoid

Name:

Unidentified Columnal

Formation:

New Providence Shale

Age:

Osagean, Middle Mississippian

Location:

Clark Co., Indiana

Notes:

Spiny crinoids are fairly common in the Button Mold Knob member of the New Providence Shale. Some, like this, are quite small – a millimeter or two across. Click here for another example. Kenny Popp photos and specimens.

Date Posted:

December 2, 2016

 

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