Paleonet: Need help w ossible Miocene sponge spicule

Lucy Muir lucy at asoldasthehills.org
Tue Apr 12 14:45:35 GMT 2016


The object is very small. If it is a hexactinellid sponge, one might
expect there to be larger spicules in the deposit as well. Is radiolarian
a possibility? Are there any other specimens?

> A friend found this in Mississippi. I posted a photo in my personal blog:
>
> http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2016/04/possible-miocene-spicule.html
>
> I'll pass any suggestions along to Brian Axsmith, who took the picture.
>
> Thanks,
> David
>
> David C Kopaska-Merkel
> Geological Survey of Alabama
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