A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Fossils
Fossil Section Meets
Fossils are a unique way to get a glimpse of the past. Life (and sometimes death) is immortalized in stone.
These enigmatic rocks are formed many different ways and there is so much to learn from them. Please join us at the fossil section to learn more.
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Click here for a link to a website devoted to Georgia fossils.
If you have any questions about Fossil Section, please contact Fossil Section chair Kim Cochran.
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Opalized molluscs from the Coober Pedy Opal Field
(Bulldog Shale, Aptian Stage, upper Lower Cretaceous)
of South Australia.
This is a concentration of opalized clam shells in a tempestite (storm bed).
This is a multispecies assemblage principally consisting of
Cyrenopsis australiensis and Cyrenopsis meeki.
A few opalized mussel shells (Eyrena tatei) and
opalized snail shells (Euspira) are mixed in as well.
(public display, SAM P31847, South Australian Museum,
By James St. John
[CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)],
via Wikimedia Commons
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Fossils from Australia
Location: GMS Building
Last month, our members brought their favorite fossils, which they had purchased. We saw specimens that were bought at gem shows, from catalogues, and from sites online, such as E-bay.
In November, we will talk about fossils from Australia. Hope to see you there.
Fossil Section Chair
Click below for a map and directions