Octopus fossils

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Is there a difference in preference of an octopus fossil in 3D form or slate form. I don't seem to find any in 3D form online
 

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Octopuses rarely leave behind any traces over the millennia due to their fully soft-bodied nature. I've only seen remnants in slate form.
 

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Octopuses rarely leave behind any traces over the millennia due to their fully soft-bodied nature. I've only seen remnants in slate form.
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I'm afraid that what you have is just a rounded piece of quartzite that happens to look like an octopus (I just can't see it :smile: ). Quartzite is just metamorphosed sandstone.
 

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I'm afraid that what you have is just a rounded piece of quartzite that happens to look like an octopus (I just can't see it :smile: ). Quartzite is just metamorphosed sandstone.
After extreme magnification, I can see septa of a fossil coral, like a Petoskey stone. So I'll eat some of my words, You Do Have a Fossil, just not an octopus. :oops:

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