Saturday, July 5, 2008

Nice Pyritized Fossil Sea Shells Found at Newport!

Pyritized Sea Snail

Pyritized Sea Shells

These fossil shells with secondary pyrite crystals were two specimens that lucky resident Lisa found just north of Newport. The marine fossil mollusks of this area are generally about 15-20 million years old.

Editors note: Photo is about double the size of the actual specimen.