• Heath Carroll posted a new specimen in the group Group logo of What is it?What is it? from the myFOSSIL app 2 years, 10 months ago

    2 years, 10 months ago
    2 years, 10 months ago

    Heath Carroll has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

    • Hi, @heath-carroll – I’ll tag in our plant expert – @mackenzie-smith. I can’t tell if it’s plant material or mineral growth. Is this still out where you found it or did you bring it home with you?

    • @heath-carroll and @jbauer it appears that the majority of Carroll Co., Iowa is Cretaceous and the remainder is Pennsylvanian so wood is definitely possible in terms of age. To me it seems like there is the impression of wood on the lower part and there could be a complete stem on the upper part of the rock but a little hard to tell. We can only identify wood/stems to specific groups from permineralized specimens that have been sectioned and sadly, this specimen does not appear to be permineralized.