NS9869 : Spirifer Fossil

taken 4 years ago, near to Bathgate, West Lothian, Great Britain

Spirifer Fossil
Spirifer Fossil
Spirifers are a type of brachiopod. They are extinct bivalves that lived from Ordovician to Permian times. Notice the ribs, still well preserved after 300 or so million years buried in the limestone, and many years' exposure to the elements. I wish I'd taken a soft brush with me to shift the sand out of it. See NS9869 : Productus Fossil.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9850 6954 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.4933N 3:37.5122W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9850 6954
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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