paleontology
Fossil coral shaped like a golf ball

I found this on family farm. 4 inches long, 2 inches tall at tallest point.Most of the Round surfaces have visible capillaries and the flat side has dimpled golf ball like surface where it appears the capillaries come out at a 90 degree angle from plane of flat surface.

Fossil Collector: Buddy M

Location: Central Ohio farm field

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3 Responses to “Central Ohio Coral”

  1. Buddy says:

    I was happy to see this tagged as coral. I thought it might be some kind of fossilized plant or coral. But was so unusual to find in an Ohio field and the egg shape threw me a bit. Thanks for posting and any help identifying specific kind of coral will be greatly appreciated. bmac111@columbus.rr.com

    myfossilfind.com ROCKS!! Literally. LOL

    Later……B

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  2. Scott says:

    We appreciate the kind words! Maybe someone here will be able to further identify your find. Fossil coral is often rounded like this. When coral breaks off and dies in the its pre-fossil days, it is usually tumbled around in the sand and surf wearing and rounding the edges.

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  3. Buddy says:

    I had this identified. Colonial coral. Stream rolled (that is why is is rounded). Devonian….~380 million years old.

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