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How much is this nautiloid

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I was wondering about a price range of this fossil. I saw some between 20 and 50 bucks. There are some gastropods in it too, but what is the big piece sitting right on the edge of the nautiloid is it a piece of a trilobite? Who and how can I find out how much it is. I have been on those sites for my lab report.

Thanks

Fossil man
 

Phil

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Hi Fossil man,

I could be wrong, but as far as I know none of us regular contributors deal in fossils, so I'm not sure how we could price your fossil. Having said that, nautiloids similar to yours often appear on e-bay, maybe starting at $20 or so. I really don't think it is especially valuable, I'm afraid.

Any chance of a larger picture? the picture you have posted is tiny and it is hard to make out what is going on.

From a casual look at Google it seems that one of the most common nautiloids from Caesar's Creek is Orthonybyoceras(aka Treptoceras), an orthocerid nautiloid. If it is one of those then it is Upper Ordovician in date, probably 451-443 mya (Cincinnati Stage).

You might like to have a look at this site for more information on the location and its associated fauna:

http://www.uga.edu/~strata/cincy/index.html

The following link is to the page on the above site which details the cephalopods found there. It has some excellent photographs should you wish to compare:

http://www.uga.edu/~strata/cincy/fauna/cephalopoda/cephalopoda.html

Best regards,

Phil

(P.S. Why is the place called Caesar's Creek? The Roman invasion of Cincinnati is a tale lost to time, it seems!) :wink:
 
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not in a window

no it was not in a window! HA!!!! I saw it laying on the ground. Where I was you weren't allowed to use tools, I just picked it up.

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another pic of my nautiloid

Here is another clearer picture of my nautiloid and another picture of what it looked like when I got it back in my dorm room.

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Architeuthoceras

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That is a great fossil Fossil man. It looks like there is alot of other fragmented fossil parts in the rock. It looks like you have bryozoans, and trilobite and/or brachiopod pieces maybe even some echinoderm plates. It is hard to tell from just a photo :wink: The thing next to the nautiloid reminds me of the apex of an endoceroid, but again, it is hard to tell from a photo, does it look flat or does it look like it could be a cylinder?

Spartacuseseses Nautiluseseses can be seen Here.

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