Patti's prize

by Patti Seger
(Lake St. Louis, MO)

Unknown Fossil

Unknown Fossil

Playing in a creek in Northeast Missouri and found this

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Corprolite maybe?
by: Anonymous

Looks kind of like corprolite

Nodule in Sandstone
by: Michael

Chemicals precipitated in concentric layers around some nucleus in this sandstone, probably soon after deposition. It transformed into a nodule, harder than the surrounding rock, which was eroded, broken and worn away like a pebble. The slightly harder layers stand out. It is not fossil.

Pretty Cool Rock
by: Doug

I don't know what this is Patti but it is a pretty cool rock.

Get a stratigraphy map of the area in which you found this fossil. If you can pinpoint the place you found the fossil the map will tell you the age of the rocks found on the surface.

With that info you can find out if that area was covered with water or dry land. You can also find out what animals were common at that time. This can help you narrow down the search.

Check the Missouri geological survey web page. They may have information about what fossils are common to your area. You can check that against your find to see if you get any matches.

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