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Originally posted by schuyler
That one in the middle looks like a drill core. I can't quite tell if it's really round from that angle. And I can't tell if this is really a fossil or if it's just mineral/ Was there any mining on or near your property? I know Colorado has tons of mining over the years.
Originally posted by rickymouse
Boy, that's some really old Italian sausage you got there Probably hard as a rock.
Kinda looks like a core from some sort of drilling operation but I do see fossils in a piece you had a picture of.
Try dinosaurhome.com there are a few helpful people there that know fossils and some of the marine life. It really does not look straight enough to be a drill core, they are usually pretty true, I have a few of them outside by a tree. It could be really old and weathered though, mine are less than fifty years old.edit on 20-2-2013 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)
Fossil Type: Cephalopod (Subclass Coleoidea) Name: Baculites sp. Formation: Pierre Shale (probable) Age: Upper Cretaceous Location: Along the Cheyenne River, Okaton, Jones Co., South Dakota Notes: Baculites is in the subclass that includes squid and cuttlefish, but is an extinct form. Note the iridescent mother-of-pearl shell material that is not unusual in Cretaceous mollusks. Beneath the exterior shell is the complex suture pattern. This pattern provides an identification to species. This 9 cm long specimen is from the Jean & Gordon Unger collection of the Falls of the Ohio State Park. Date Posted: July 10, 2012