Could this be a pickled herring fossil? I got this fossil from my mom and don’t know anything about it’s history. It looks like the herring fish pictured on this Green River Fossil site. Though I was hoping it was something rare, fossils of this small fish are common.
The Green River Formation, located in parts of Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, is one of the best places to find fish fossils in the world.
8 thoughts on “Pickled herring fossil?: Macro Monday”
Thanks, I really like this fossil. 🙂
That’s so wonderful!
A school of fish frozen in time. 🙂
An amazingly clear fossil, whatever the species of fish!
Yes, it’s a nice one!
That is a very special collection from your mother.
Yes, she is a rockhound, like me. 😁