Cornulites Worm Tube


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Here is your chance to own a classic fossil from a classic site.
It is harder and harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York

This is an exceptionally rare and very often overlooked Silurian Cornulites Fossil from the Rochester Shale of New York.

This Cornulites Worm Tube was collected decades ago and just recently prepared by our prep lab..
Here is a Super detailed  and rare crinoid from a classic site in NY. Cornulites are cone shaped, extinct marine worms that are considered tube worms. They are found in Silurian through Middle and Upper Paleozoic marine outcrops around the world. The outside is characterized by many, wide spaced ridges. Most fossil worm tubes are small but some reached larger sizes.

Worm tubes from this site are preserved in Spectacular detail. Because of the wide variety and number of these fossils were preserved in silt the detail is amazing. Because of large storms such as hurricanes the seas were often rough but the storms did not stay over water. They often hit land and washed silt and sediment into the sea and because this silt was so fine it preserved these fossils in great detail.

This Cornulites Worm Tube Fossil was actually an animal. But they are tube worms living inside a protective shell. They lived during the Paleozoic and were most prevalent during the Mississippian Period.

This Silurian Cornulites Fossil lived in the warm inland sea that covered the area during the Silurian Period some 420 million years ago. The Cornulites living near what is now Middleport New York were established near a delta system that periodically buried them in silt. It is because the silt hardened into stone that preserved the fossils in detail.

This Worm Tube has exceptional detail and it has been prepared using air abrasive tools.