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  1. #1 A complete conodont plus an unknown 
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    Hi all,
    I came across a couple of micro-fossils in a strange rock that I have been trying to understand. One of the fossils I have been told by scientists is for sure a conodont but the other can not be identfied. I'm having a very difficult time understanding these fossils because they have color in them and they just don't look like what I've come to know as fossils. The conodont looks like the little hagfish type, I'm told that it is from the Ordovician period and from what I read, there has never been a complete one found. I came to this site to see if maybe someone could help me understand why these fossils look they way they do and to see if maybe someone could ID the other specimen. I have a major problem, I tried a few months back to start a thread but could not get the photos to upload. I was told to upload them to photobucket first and then upload them from their but when I did, even after resizing the photos for forums, the photos still would fill the entire screen on here. Without photos this is somewhat mute so if anyone knows of an easy way to get photos on here, it would be a great help.
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    Post the url of the photos and we can look at them there, or somebody can help you get them posted here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Jones View Post
    The conodont looks like the little hagfish type, I'm told that it is from the Ordovician period and from what I read, there has never been a complete one found.
    that's incorrect : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conodont#Description
    there may not be many so if it's really a conodont animal then it's a rarity, but we knowsince a few decades what the conodont animal looks like
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Hi Harold,
    The url that the photos are at is a blog and I don't want to peolple to think that I am here only to advertise the blog. The blog is about the rock inwhich I found the fossils in. I have contacted hundreds of scientist about this rock and to date all I can tell you is that they say it is for sure something natural and it can not be a meteorite but nor can it be a product of planet earth.
    The address to the site is www.ken-mysteryrock.blogspot.com. There are about 80 post to the blog, go the the ones dated Feb 25 and Feb26 to see photos of the fossils in question.
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    Hi MarnixR,
    If you go to the website you pasted and take a good look at the condont that is a reconstruction then you will be looking at something close to what I came across. During my research, I read that no complete fossil such as this has never been found so yes, I am very baffled that something like this could be found by me, a non-scientist.
    I really like your qoute on "Reality" because no matter how hard I try to stop believing in what I've seen in that rock, it just will not go away and no matter how many scientist tell me that this can not be, it still is what it is.
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    Random thoughts after reading this.

    Conodont teeth, not the whole animal. The animal would be much larger.

    Fossils are chemical replacements, and can be many materials/colors.

    Free oxygen degrades pyrite, bound oxygen does not.

    What something looks like is rather open and requires a basis in reality to be useful.

    Wonderful pictures but a projected reference scale for posterity would be helpful.

    Blindly subjecting samples to hot water and acid makes new things that look neat.

    Any small sedimentary rock reveals crazy stuff under the microscope. Rock that formed near a sea vent will have lots of sulfur and iron mineralization as well as undissolved metals.

    We have no idea who these hundreds of scientists were, but qualified marine microfossil paleontology is a rather rare endeavor.
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