View Full Version : Fossils full of tiny crystals!! ??

30-06-2007, 08:13
Among other things last weekend we went "fossil hunting" on Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada.
We saw and found quite a few intresting things!
Now I have to admit, that I know nothing about fossiles-(other than that I am one myself:) ..)
Some, I think are corrals.
I am especially fond of the one filled with lots of tiny sparkling grey crystals!!
So here are some pictures!
...any ideas what we have??
... and thank you for helping!!!

30-06-2007, 08:28
It looks to me like you have fossilized coral and fossilized crinoids.

Crinoids are underwater creatures similar to sea anemones. They are sometimes called sea lilies. It is a very common (but still very cool-looking) fossil. What you have are the fossilized stems of the crinoid.

04-07-2007, 12:09
Thank you, Kyrielle, for your information.
We were rather sure on the coral and we will now look up more info about the crinoids!:)