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The Orton Geological Museum

The Orton Geological Museum is housed in the Geology Building at Ohio State University in Columbus. It is a small museum, but has a quite interesting collection. Here are some photos from a recent visit:

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Orton Hall, the Geology Department’s building

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The museum

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Pre-Cambrian and Cambrian fossils

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Stromatolite made by bacteria, one of the oldest forms of life on earth.

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Ordovician fossils

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Crinoid “sea lilies”

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Silurian fossils

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Fossilized plant leaves

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Cryolophosaurus skull

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Fossil ammonite shell and reconstructed animal

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Glyptodon

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Giant Ground Sloth

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Carbonaceous chondrite meteorite from Australia

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Malachite, a type of copper ore

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A fossil dragonfly

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A very well-preserved fossil squid. The dark spot in the middle is the ink sac

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