Beautiful Agaricocrinus Crinoid Crown - Crawfordsville

 
This is a wonderful example of a relatively uncommon species of crinoid from Crawfordsville, Agaricocrinus americanus. The crown on this specimen is 1.36" in length. The quality of preparation on this fossil is exquisite - using skillful air-abrasion techniques under a stereo microscope.

It is believed that crinoids from the Edwardsville Formation were buried in sediment from nearby deltas during storms. The resulting siltstone deposits are soft enough that fossils can be extracted in exquisite, three-dimensional relief.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Agaricocrinus americanus
LOCATION
Witherspoon Quarry, Crawfordsville, Indiana
FORMATION
Edwardsville Formation
SIZE
1.36" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#16079
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