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A fossilized mushroom cap
Becky Carlson

Wednesday, August 27, 2003 04:47:35 PM

Hi, Do you know of anyone I could contact who is familiar with, or who has studied any fossilized mushrooms that are not encased in amber or are not of microscopic size? I have what I believe to be a fossilized mushroom cap. It looks pretty much like a button mushroom you'd find at the grocery store. On the underside you can see the ruffled remains of the gills and also where the stem has broke off. I looked at a small chipped out section under a 200X microscope and it looked sparkly and crystally like the inside of a geode. Really cool. Any info greatly appreciated! Thanks, Becky Carlson Seattle, WA 206-931-0067
Sailendra Bhaskar

Tuesday, April 20, 2004 09:19:26 AM
Hi, I too have been looking for instances of mushroom fossils and have been struck by the lack of information on fossilzed mushroom anywhere. Some months ago I chanced upon a fully grown mushroom fossil attached to its deadwood substrate - its about 7 cm tall and the pileus is about 4 cm in dia. Gills are beatifully preserved. I could make available photographs of the specifmen if somebody is interested. I am based in Chennai in South India but the fossil was found in the central part of the western Indian state of Kerala. I would appreciate any inputs from people studying this kind of phenomena. Sailendra Bhaskar
lisa hall

Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:16:45 PM
I have been having the same problem you would think if fossil mushrooms were so rare you could at least get some one to look at them I have had mine for 10 years and had no luck finding anyone! I found it in southern Illinois. If you get any info please let me know and I will do the same! Lisa Hall
Gary Mauer

Sunday, August 15, 2004 03:41:25 AM
I have a fully fossilized, Morel mushroom, complete with stem and cap. I found it in Carroll County, Indiana. This is an extremely rare item, I'm sure. I would be interested to know if it has any value, or not. Gary Mauer

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