Pristine ammonite and bivalve fossils (Talk.Origins)
- Mud springs near Swindon, Wiltshire, England produce fossils, supposedly about 165 million years old, of remarkable preservation. Some bivalves still have their original organic ligaments, and ammonites are iridescent and still have their original shells of aragonite, a metastable form of calcium carbonate.
- Snelling, Andrew A. 1997. A '165 million year’ surprise. Creation 19(2): 14-15.
The only part of this challenged by Talk Origins is the reference to original organic ligaments. However, what is confusing is that Dr. Hollingworth is quoted in both sources as saying opposite things. Unfortunately there is no way of checking the original source of either quote. The fact that Talk Origins' quote is more recent than AiG's suggests that AiG's quote may be out of date.