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    Fossilized shell I found on a mountain in West Viginia last weekend

    Can anyone i.d.?Click image for larger version. 

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    Is it common? Any idea how old it is? It was found at 2800'. Do I have a good spot? There are plenty more! It is 3" tip to tip.
    Last edited by kbgeorgia; Aug 01, 2012 at 05:16 PM. Reason: more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbgeorgia View Post
    Can anyone i.d.?

    Is it common? Any idea how old it is? It was found at 2800'. Do I have a good spot? There are plenty more! It is 3" tip to tip.

    It appears to be a Devonian spiriferid brachiopod, perhaps Spirifer sp. or Mucrospirifer sp. These are fairly common where they are found. Look for slabs with multiple perfect specimens and a mix of species.
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    Nice. Its in great shape. I agree with Harry, its Devonian. I'd say you have a good spot.

 

 

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