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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fossil Hunting in Iowa: A few impression fossils.

What my amateur ass assumes to be an impression coral (it kinda looks like this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/85591315@N00/3154262600/).  If you look at my previous fossil blogs, I found another one of these guys earlier in the year (http://fluxbiota.blogspot.com/2012/04/fossil-find.html).  As always, if anyone can enlighten me or suggest a good fossil book I'd certainly enjoy that. 

Some petrified wood (greyish stuff in the back), fossilized bone (in the front, note the texture), and a strange mysterious fossil that looks like a broken clam shell. 

A beautiful impression of a beautiful shell.  So pretty.


  1. I think the top one is most definitley a oencil holding paper weight from the mezazoic era :P LOL I have no clue :)

  2. I NEED A BOOK! Caveman want not for pencil holders...only want for a good cave, a good club, and a good cavewoman breeder.

  3. Perhaps I'll send it to you. You can use it as an ancient paperweight.