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Fossil something-or-other

PostPosted: Jun 28, 2007 8:37 am
by GypsumWolf
This is in Raccoon Mountain Caverns. I don't know what it is.


PostPosted: Jun 28, 2007 8:40 am
by Squirrel Girl
Looks like a colonial tabulate coral, if I remember from about 20 years ago!!!!

here is the

PostPosted: Jun 28, 2007 9:03 am
by GypsumWolf
Thanks your smart :-) Here is the Tabulate Coral on wikipedia:

PostPosted: Jun 28, 2007 6:25 pm
by George Dasher
I think it is some kind of coral.

Or freshly ground hamburger...

PostPosted: Jun 28, 2007 10:13 pm
by gillip
It is definately a tabulate coral. It looks like Syringopora sp., which is very common in Mississippian Ls.

A suggestion.

PostPosted: Aug 8, 2007 9:09 am
by Larry E. Matthews
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.

Larry E. Matthews
NSS #6792-F