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In 2006, geologists isolated complex organic molecules from 350-million-year-old fossils of crinoids—the oldest such molecules yet found. Christina O'Malley, a doctoral student in earth sciences at The Ohio State University, found orange and yellow organic molecules inside the fossilized remains of several species of crinoids dating back to the Mississippian period.
1. Crinoid columnals are generally small circular fossils, a centimeter or less in width. They may have a hole toward the axis (bead shape) but are common without holes as well. Crinoid columnals are common in limestones and shales throughout Kentucky, especially central Kentucky and around Cumberland Lake. 2. Cross sectional views or views looking down on the tops or cups of horn corals can have a circular appearance. Most corals will have grooves or lines radiating out from the axis. They are generally less than 3 or 4 centimeters in width. 3. Cross sectional views through some types of bryozoans are circular. Such sections are generally less than a centimeter in width and are common in Ordovician limestones of central Kentucky. 4. Atrypa, Orbiculoidia, and some productid brachiopods have circular shapes at certain orientations and do not have grooved ornamentation like many other shelled fossils. Look to see if you can see a tiny protrusion on one side of the shell that might be a hinge to the shell valves.
Originally posted by SlasherOfVeils
Interesting find. Just one question, as I am currently downloading the full resolution image. Is there any sort of scale or frame of reference to identify the dimensions or size of the object?
Originally posted by TheAmused
here is a zoom back from where the object is.
You can see not a thing around it look's close to it.
I will have to stick to my story
It look's dead on what i fond all the time here in kentucky.
except it does look to be larger than ive seen.
But they might be bigger on mar's idk
Originally posted by zetamafia911
I'm no archeologist, but when are ancient fossils known for gently planting themselves on the surface of the planet? Aren't they typically discovered embedded within sedimentary rock?