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Rare Find! Ordovician Halysites–Chain Coral!

Posted by on May 14, 2013
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Andreya with her rare Halysites--chain coral.

Andreya with her rare Halysites–chain coral.


Andreya Sauers found a rare fossil, according to Caleb Scheer, paleontologist from La Crosse, WI, “Halysites/Chain Core are quite rare from the Ordovician in this area, so that is a fantastic find!”

The five-year-old was on her first fossil hunt with her mother, Kristina Sauers-Benter and cousin, Julia McLeod, when she found it on a roadside hunt just south of Wykoff in Fillmore County.

“We were just having fun!” said her mother Kristina. “We never expected this!”

They didn’t know what they had found, so a friend posted it on for identification. “I’m thrilled,” said her mother Kristina. “What fun!”

Rare Ordovician Halysites aka chain coral

Rare Ordovician Halysites aka chain coral

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