To the left of the coin is a solitary coral (Rugosa Corral) believed to be of the Silurian Period--395-430 million years ago!
I have yet to determine what this is.
Snails of the Silurian Period--395-430 million years ago!
Brachiopods of the Silurian Period--395-430 million years ago!
Mud cracks on a bed of limestone and sandstone. Several times within 450 to 250 million years, the mountains in Maine eroded, the land beneath rebounded and lifted the underlying plate, and the new mountains eroded again--all resulting in new beds of sands and silt depositions in the tropical coastal areas (then part of Africa in the super continent called Pangea) and the transgression (invasion) of the ocean on land followed by ocean retreats as the mountains reformed. Here are mud cracks in a limestone-sandstone bed testifying to these events and preserved throughout time for us to enjoy in the Stratton vicinity.
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