Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fossils in the Yard


 I found the most peculiar thing in my yard this week.


I believe that it's a snail fossil.  It is almost 6 inches long and the details are amazing.  

The odd thing was how close to the surface it was.  I had been raking, and noticed the chickens pecking at something.  It wasn't even covered by an inch of soil.
 

 Crazy Huh?




8 comments:

  1. That is cool! You have some chicken archaeologists.

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  2. That's really awesome! Very interesting! Wonder if a museum could to you more about it?

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  3. Check with South Dakota School of Mines Geology Museum, in Rapid City, about what kind of fossil you have.

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  4. That is waaayy cool! I love stuff like that! :)

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  5. Looks like a Chambered Nautilus to me. Here's a link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chambered_nautilus
    Call a museum. Send the reference to the blob for photos. The Nautilus lives in the ocean but yours in unusual.
    K in OK <><

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  6. I love this! Very interesting.....Great find by your hens! :)

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  7. So cool! We love finding fossils! It's so exciting! Your fossil is awesome!

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  8. It's a mollusc fossil - interesting find!

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