Crinoid Marble Fossil Cabochon #7. FOSSIL: Geodized Crinoid (sea lily) Crown or Calyx AGE: Mississippian Period (360 to 325 million years ago) ORIGIN: Lawrence County, Indiana GEODIZED FOSSILS A geodized fossil is a fossil that has developed into a geode, but still resembles the overall shape and appearance of the original fossil. The three main sections of a crinoid give it the lily-like appearance. Oval shaped black and white semi precious gemstone Crinoid Marble fossil designer cabochon 52 mm (or 2 inches) by 38 mm and 9 mm thick. The back is not polished and the bottom edges have some chattering. Size: Measures 2.5 cm tall. The crown was exposed approximately eight inches from the bottom of the layer and excavated as a piece with only a portion of the stem unfortunately. Most crinoids live attached to substrate, though there are free swimming species in the fossil record. Fossil crinoids abounded in shallow water, particularly in the Upper Silurian and Lower Carboniferous. I was shocked to lay hands quickly on a second crinoid crown, then a limestone slab with 2 shark teeth, or fragments thereof, poking through. To feed, crinoids use their stalk, or column, to elevate the crown (i.e., cup with vital organs, and feather-like arms) into the water column. HARDER and Harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York. It's a study grade specimen featuring the crown. This is the crinoid Taxocrinus colletti that was collected early within the mining of the deposit. The large crown and stem show excellent details with a minimum of disarticulation, the smaller crown is lightly twisted, but shows wonderful cirri. Name: Taxocrinus shumardianum. Has an old Geological Enterprises label. Here is your chance to own a classic fossils from a classic site. This crinoid crown exhibits the very fine detail of the arms as well as the anal tube. Nov 14, 2020 - Explore Paula Eldridge's board "Crinoid fossil", followed by 133 people on Pinterest. These sections are the segmented column or stem, the calyx where the body cavity and digestion occurs, and the arms which filter food from the environment. See our crinoid fossils available for sale below – these are impressive specimens you simply won’t find elsewhere. Larger plates containing several or even many near complete crinoid fossils can also be purchased. Show Less Country of Origin + Fossil Type + Price Range + Rarity + Sort by Featured Price, low to high Price, high to low Alphabetically, A-Z Alphabetically, Z-A … See more ideas about crinoid fossil, fossil, fossils. Here is a fossil crinoid crown from the Paint Creek fm of Floraville, Illinois. Summarizing this is an ultra-rare asthetic piece for the serious crinoid collector or studying purpose. If a nice crown is impressive these are nothing short of spectacular. When the stalk is present, as in most fossil forms, crinoids are often referred to as sea lilies—crinoid means "lily-like" in Greek. 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