Some kind of shellfish???

by Mertice Cunico
(Tijeras. NM)





Found this after a big rain had eroded a pathway in the Manzano Mts of NM. It appears to have formed inside a shell so I guess it is not technically a fossil. It has shell like indentations around it. Any guesses?

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Steinkern
by: Mertice Cunico

I did finally identify this fossil ( with the help of my son) it is a stinkern of a clam. I had never heard the term stinkern so this was a learning experience. Apparently they are fairly common in some places in the US. Thanks Doug

Steinkern
by: Mertice Cunico

I did finally identify the fossil, with the help of my son. It is a striker of a clam or oyster. I had never heard the term stinkern so that was a learning experience. Thanks for your help Doug.


by: Douglas

It looks like a marine fossil of some sort. I was not able to find much information about that area. Sorry

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