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Jellyfish Fossil, Mazon Creek by Janski-Designs Jellyfish Fossil, Mazon Creek by Janski-Designs
This is a Fossil Jellyfish, Essexella asherae, from the Mazon Creek formation, Northern Illinois
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quicksilver123 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011   Artist
thank you! :D
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Janski-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
:)
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quicksilver123 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011   Artist
ahh yes... mazon creek nodules are indeed very interesting... i believe they belong to the Pennsylvanian period of the carboniferous... i have one myself! :D

mazon ceek nodules hold fern fossils in most cases... shark egg cases in smaller cases... and jellyfish would be a first timer... but many concretions have been misunderstood as jellyfish fossils...


btw, i never knew you were a seller!!! :o
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Janski-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Henry,

The Mazon Creek area was once a river delta and it is true there are a lot of Fern fossils but some areas yield more marine life than plant life. It was just a matter of if you were up river more or closer to the shallow sea the river emptied into.
Jellyfish actually are a "common fossil" from this area. There are also insects, crustations,worms, and sometimes fish fossils found there.
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quicksilver123 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011   Artist
:o i'd like to see that!! :D
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Janski-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I'll try to post a few things soon, so you can get an idea.
It might not be till next week though.
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quicksilver123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Artist
it's fine, take your time. :D
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Janski-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I don't live very far from the famous pit 11, and have collected at that site and some other areas of Mazon Creek. It's getting hard to find things there as it has been picked over so very much. I have for sale in my shop shrimp, ferns, wood, jellies and even a partial Tully monster. I am sorting a batch of Mazon creek concreations form an old collection. Many interesting things there. I don't have anything posted to my web site right now as I am having some trouble with it but it you're interested in something let me know, we can work something out.
By the way I was very impressed with your collection. :D
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Pandidiggy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's hard to tell from the pic, how big is it?
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Janski-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
I don't have it in front of me right now(it's at another location) but it is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
Most found at this location are smaller than this one but I do have several in my store (I have a rock/jewelry store) that are larger.
One or 2 that might be 3 to 4 inches long. They're not expensive, under $10. I don't remember the exact price on them. Thanks for the inquiry!! :)
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