Corals

by Daniel
(Smyrna ,TN. U.S.A )

Beautiful fossilized ancient corals

Beautiful fossilized ancient corals

Found locally , in prime locations of red clay beds perfectly preserving the ancient corals. Wish I had closer related dates of their living time line of exestance... Have hundreds of these whole ancient corals and plants from same era . Hoping to also share soon. If response is positive will share all .

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Receiving larger picture files
by: Daniel

The better quality photos I can't send yet . But , hopefully soon can post photos at same quality that they originally had been shot in to fully appreciate the intricate detail left buy theses beautiful treasures.


by: Douglas

Your part of Tennesee is covered with rocks from the Ordovician Period. The Ordovician began about 490 million years ago and lasted for about 47 million years. So that is your time frame.

You can learn more about the Ordovician Period here:

http://www.fossils-facts-and-finds.com/ordovician_period.html

You may have more than corals here. Some of these look like they could be sponges, There are certainly horn corals and some that I am not sure what they are. Here is a page that lists the types of fossils likely to be found in your area:

http://strata.uga.edu/nashville/fauna/fauna.html

Unfortunately there are no pictures.

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