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    Hey all,I figured I would contribute something to here since I do not think I have posted this anywhere. I found this in the summer of 2016, when I was wading barefoot thru Indian Creek in Powell co KY looking for fossils and (unlikely because the creek is so rough) artifacts. I was digging my hands through the deep sand underneath the pebbles, and I felt something and pulled this up. It was identified as a crinoid fossil, but that is all I know. Its crazy to imagine all these holes on it, there used to be a living creature inside those holes millions and millions of years ago. The level of detail on this thing is incredible.

  • #2
    Cool fossil. ..looks like a sponge man

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    • #3
      Very nice conglomerate fossil ....

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      • #4
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        • #5
          my b

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          • #6
            I'm not sure where you get crinoid out of that. There are some ribbed looking lines that look like there may have been a few fossil brachiopods enclosed in the stone that fell out. But I don't see evidence of any crinoids.
            http://www.ravensrelics.com/

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            • painshill
              painshill commented
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              I agree, and would question who "identified it as a crinoid fossil". I'm also mystified by the comment "there used to be a living creature inside those holes". Crinoids are and were either free-swimming/floating or bottom-anchored and drifting/waving with the currents... but they don't live in holes. I see what you see... a conglomeration of marine fossil material that seems to be composed mainly of rudists, with perhaps some brachiopod impressions.

            • Bone2stone
              Bone2stone commented
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              I agree with Roger on this, I personally see a species of Coral. Well at least it is a fossil, not just a rock.

              Bone2stone

            • painshill
              painshill commented
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              I wouldn't rule out there being some coralline material there, but I think much of it is rudist material of an 'elevator' nature. They can look awful similar to corals. Some examples at the link below. Whichever, I think we're agreed it's what we would loosely call 'reef conglomerate'.

              https://alchetron.com/Rudists

          • #7
            Ah thanks for the clarification guys. I can't remember who told me it was a crinoid.

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