Delicate Looking Fossil Impressions
We walk Boomer around Grams and Gramps’ neighborhood several times a day. Now that we know there are fossils around we keep our eye out for new discoveries. This morning, ED wanted to jump off a big, flat boulder. I leaned down to have a closer look and noticed these delicate fossil impressions. The rock face was a different consistency than rocks in which the crinoids (see the posts below) are embedded. This rock face was relatively smooth and flaked/chipped away easily. Anyway, I found these impressions amazing too and had to share more fossil pictures here.
By the way, we also did some fossil hunting south of Alice Springs where we used to live. We found a lot of brachiopods and gastropods (I think that’s what the ones that look like snail shells are called): http://thehomeschoolden.blogspot.com/2009/10/fossils-that-we-found-back-in-june.html