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Wellington unknown #1

by Clint Heidenreich
(Gill,Colorado USA)

This fossil was found in northern Colorado, close to the foothills of the Rockies. It was found in a field that has been farmed for years, but has seen no other activity other than farming. I think it's an amazing find, just not for sure on what it is. My guess is that it is some sort of giant seashell or Crinoid, but I am no expert, so I hope that you can shed some light on what we have found. Please feel free to contact me via email, or call me at the number below anytime.

Thank you,
Clint H.

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Large Bivalve fossil
by: Doug

That is some fossil Clint! I would say that it is a fossil clam. I was unable to find something similar on the web, though there are many large fossil clams found elsewhere in Colorado and beyond.

You might take it to Colorado State and see if someone in the geology department (paleontology) can identify your specimen more accurately. There are also many rockhounding groups along the front range with members who know a great deal about the fossils in your area.

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