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twoandhelp
Hi! My daughter got a fossil for Christmas and the only think I know about it is that it was found in Missouri. Can anyone point me in the right direction? We have been googling but haven’t found a good match! Click image for larger version - Name: 627A3D23-10B2-4F7B-9249-A4779D5A6A84.jpeg, Views: 40, Size: 4.43 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 87606965-C5FB-49B7-9581-BB7442137D2C.jpeg, Views: 38, Size: 3.95 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 90871B3B-B80C-4AD6-91C4-899CB9C5D5A7.jpeg, Views: 35, Size: 4.29 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 1463C8CA-5098-454F-B783-AAC0C2F7611A.jpeg, Views: 34, Size: 3.73 MB
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Brittle Star
Hi

I think it is a coral of some sort but not familiar to that part of the world, there is enough detail for someone here to probably give you an ID.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum. I agree with Brittle Star that it is a tabulate coral, but that;s as far as I help you. I have done a bit of research on the geology of the area, but without knowing exactly where it was found I can't determine it's age / geologogical formation
Colin Huller
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twoandhelp
Thank you both! That is really cool! We are excited to learn more about it.
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twoandhelp
Thank you both! That is very cool, we are excited to learn about our fossil!!



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TqB
It's a nice rugose coral, not a tabulate. Hexagonaria or similar.
Tarquin
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prep01
Thanks Tarquin for the correction.
Colin Huller
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andrasz
Northern half of Missouri state is Carboniferous, the rest is mostly Ordovican or older. Can come from either periods, rugose corals appeared in the middle Ordovican. Very nice piece, excellent find.
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dream_traveller@outlook.c
Good afternoon,

I found this fossil in my belongings and would like to ask if anyone knew what type of fossil it is and if it is actually a genuine fossil?

Any information would be great.

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Dirty Pete
It's a Jurassic oyster, Gryphaea arcuata also known as Devils toenails for obvious reasons.
Cheers
Pete
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dream_traveller@outlook.c
Thank you for the information Pete.
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