Paleonet: Need help w ossible Miocene sponge spicule

Steve Mcloughlin Steve.Mcloughlin at nrm.se
Tue Apr 12 15:05:32 GMT 2016


Are you sure they are not stellate plant trichomes? : http://morgellonswatch.com/2007/06/12/occams-garden/
- Perhaps more likely if they are from lacustrine strata.

Steve McLoughlin

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From: Paleonet [mailto:paleonet-bounces at nhm.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Lucy Muir
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Subject: Re: Paleonet: Need help w ossible Miocene sponge spicule

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-mioce
> ne-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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