Chondrites

 

        Chondrites is seen in the mudstone-rich dark colored shale bed in the above figure.  The burrows are passively infilled with sand and silt from overlying more-shallow beds.  Chondrites is typically a distinctive downward branching trace and is considered as being part of the Zoophycos Ichnofacies.  The Chondrites occurrences seen above are split core expressions for the trace fossil.  The core was retreived from delta front facies found in the Ferron Sandstone, east central Utah  Beautifilly preserved Chrondrites occurrences are preserved in delta front deposits from the Ferron Sandstone seen in the lefthand image.

 

   

Chondrites is also shown in outcrop expression from the Ferron Sandstone.


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