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Shell ID help?!
03-07-2008, 12:09 PM,
Shell ID help?!
Hi Linzi,

It would have been difficult to make a guess based only on the small piece of the shell that remains. However the button making information is a good clue. Buttons were made from shells that have a pearly interior. Many were made from pearl oysters, but one large gastropod species was also widely used in that industry, the Great Green Turban, Turbo marmoratus. This species has a pearly interior and is large enough and thick enough to provide a good amount of material for buttons. So I'm guessing that this shell fragment may be the remains of a shell of that species.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2008-03-07 15:10:57 --</span>

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Shell ID help?! - by lin2i - 03-07-2008, 10:18 AM
Shell ID help?! - by paul monfils - 03-07-2008, 12:09 PM
Shell ID help?! - by lin2i - 03-10-2008, 12:53 PM

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