Here's a video i took of a very rare find of BRACHIOSPONGIA DIGITATA... Fossil Sponges.... These were found in a friends steam bed located in TN..
These were found in a layer of Lexington Limestone dated to the Ordovician age of 500 million years old.
I've always been fascinated by fossils, especially when I get the chance to see them still in place. These would be interesting under any
circumstances, but it's the knowledge of what they are that makes it such an awesome find, isn't it? Just sitting there for all that time, waiting
for someone to come along & recognize them...
I had some paleontologists come take a look, they said it was probably a live bed of sponges that was buried by a underwater slide as all are in the
upright position, and not in a jumbled heap as they would be if they had died and were washed up somewhere.
Yo, nice work. I see the vid is from 2007. Were the fossils moved somewhere for safekeeping? It looks like the elements will eventually wear them down
if kept in their natural state. Then again, excavating them would have to be done so carefully so as to not crack the rock.
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