Fossil Gastropod (Cyclonema) - Ohio

This is a nice Ordovician aged piece from the Arnheim Formation of Ohio. There are two nice specimens of the gastropod Cyclonema present. Mollusc shells are typically composed of a phosphatic substance called Aragonite. Unfortunately Aragonite does not preserve well in the Cincinnatian, so most gastropod fossils are internal molds, unlike this specimen. This piece has been cleaned under microscope using air abrasives.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cyclonema bilix
LOCATION
Mt. Orab, Ohio
FORMATION
Arnheim Formation
SIZE
Gastropods are 0.85 and 0.6"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#21820
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