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495 Views 6 Replies Last post: Jul 15, 2014 4:16 PM by MikeHardman RSS
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Jul 6, 2014 3:57 AM

large snail fossil

I found this snail in tennessee. It is about 6 inches in diameter and 2 and a half inches wide. It is a gemstone green with dark blue at the bottem. a very unusual fossil. any collectors interestedIfound this snail in tennessee.

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    Jul 6, 2014 6:28 AM (in response to hammerstone)
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    Maybe I'm not seeing it correctly, but I don't think it is a fossil. The spiral aspect looks man-made to me. I can't tell about the rest of it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a piece of soapstone, which somebody had a go at carving.

     

    Mike

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      Jul 6, 2014 10:40 PM (in response to MikeHardman)
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      Got to agree Mike, hard to say what it is realy.

       

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        Jul 11, 2014 3:43 PM (in response to hammerstone)
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        Rick,

         

        Another opinion is almost always a good idea (not necessarily, if you're trying to find the way someplace).

         

        You could also try an earth science faculty / geology dept. at a university/college, if you have one nearby. Just wander in and look like you really need some help! Fair chance somebody will take pity on you.

         

        We'd be interested to know how you get on.

         

        Sorry we were not a great deal of use.

         

        Mike

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            Jul 15, 2014 4:16 PM (in response to hammerstone)
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            Rick,

             

            Thanks for posting the update; glad you've got an answer.

            I meant for you to take it in in person. As it is, Dr Tom has not had it in his hand and I gather is still guessing somewhat. But he'll be a better guesser than me.

             

            Mike

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