Just look at all the nifty stuff I got:
The first thing was this mounted Ordovician fossils of the Cincinnati arch area. I used to collect here a lot and have a lot of fossils from this area - now its so neat to have this on my wall as a quick and handy reference. I just love it and walk by it a couple of times everyday and look at it still.
: a fossil consisting of a stony mass that entered a hollow natural object (as a bivalve shell) in the form of mud or sediment, was consolidated, and remained as a cast after dissolution of the mold." Merriam Webster dictionary. I do like learning new words and will have to remember this.
Wikipedia - Ammonite
|Ammonite from Mdagascar|
An ancient prawn or shrimp.
|Carpopenaeus - Cretaceous; Lebanon|
|Edenite from Cardiff twp, Ontario Canada.|
This was labeled Beudantite on quartz. Black Pine Mine, Granite Co Montana.
|Beudantite from Black Pine Mine- Granite Co, Montana|
They messed up the labeling on this one, but then when they were packing things away they found a slip that said celestite and since the first label was obviously wrong we figured that this had to be it - since none of the other stuff fit.
|Celestite from Ohio|
|Hexagonite; Balmat, New York|
|Petoskey Stones; -|
Here's a better picture of one of them. I always loved the way they looked especially if they had been polished.
|Petoskey Stone from Michigan|
|Native Copper; Michigan|
|Native Copper from Michigan|