Fossil something-or-other

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Postby GypsumWolf » Jun 28, 2007 8:37 am

This is in Raccoon Mountain Caverns. I don't know what it is.

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Postby Squirrel Girl » Jun 28, 2007 8:40 am

Looks like a colonial tabulate coral, if I remember from about 20 years ago!!!!
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here is the

Postby GypsumWolf » Jun 28, 2007 9:03 am

Thanks your smart :-) Here is the Tabulate Coral on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabulata
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Postby George Dasher » Jun 28, 2007 6:25 pm

I think it is some kind of coral.

Or freshly ground hamburger...
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Postby gillip » Jun 28, 2007 10:13 pm

It is definately a tabulate coral. It looks like Syringopora sp., which is very common in Mississippian Ls.
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A suggestion.

Postby Larry E. Matthews » Aug 8, 2007 9:09 am

I vote for coral, too.

But, it would have been very helpful to have some kind of scale in the photograph. Even a finger would do.

Did you ask Patty Perlaky, the cave manager? She has a degree in geology.

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