SPRING 330 million years ago




Last Monday ("KP" on November 1), we talked about the fact that Muscovite Alexander Lokhov found at the cottage with stone imbedded in him a spring. It seemed to him that the spring is similar to a capacitor. And not another alien.

Stone we showed a specialist of the Central Information Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Alexander Mironenko. It turned out that the find is very rare, but, alas, it is not mysterious.

— Breed stone — limestone okremenevshy — explains Alexander. — A mysterious "spring is" — remnant of the ancient sea lilies. It seems that after her death, she fell in the mud that filled her wizened and therefore empty central channel and the space between segments discs. As a result of lifting and lowering of the earth's crust corpse lily was in an aggressive underground silicate solution. Lily is completely dissolved, and the silt that was inside, turned to stone. As a result, pit, where is the "SPRING" — mark the animal as it was to dissolve. A spring is itself — petrified mud.

On the stone can be seen in other ancient prints. Another lily, only hidden in the stone marked with the number 1 in the picture. The numeral 2 is seen ribbed edge shells. A "troika" — something like a sink. Another interesting find — after all, these clams have died even before the dinosaurs on Earth.

The stone can be the pride of any fossil collection or family heirloom. However, the age of the stone, not knowing exactly where it is found, is difficult to define. These things can be found all over Central Russia. The only thing that is undeniable — it was formed in the Paleozoic era, which means that he "knocked" at least 330 million years.

Our information

Sea lily — echinoderm invertebrate marine animal. With the Paleozoic era has survived eight species. Its cylindrical body consisting of stacked like each other thin discs with numerous hands-tentacles, like a blossomed flower asters. Lilies "stick" to the big-fish predators and their "petals" collect the remains of their meal.

Andrew MOISEENKO November 9, 2004

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