A gastropod or perhaps an nautilus?
by Jeri F
(Sacramento area, Ca.)
I purchased this from a garage sale near Honey Lake, Ca.
The seller laughed at me when I asked about his "snail" from his fence line.
He thought I was nuts.....I'm not a fossil expert by any means, but this looked like a mollusk fossil to me. I hope I'm not wrong.....!
In one of the photos I placed a 16 scale. The whole "thing" weighs about 45 pounds. It also looks like it has "bite" marks on one dorsal (or maybe I have it upside down) area. Or maybe it's a giant land snail ?? I have spend days trying to find one similar and haven't yet !! Driving me crazy !
Any info would be fantastic and appreciated and keep me from the nut house!