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  1. Inspired by a post last week by @I_gotta_rock, I decided to take a bit of an impromptu trek out to Centralia to add some of the famous white fern plates of the Lewellyn formation to my collection. I say impromptu because I was told I needed some pretty good rock climbing gear to be safe at the site, I ordered some pretty nice rock climbing gear too, still decided to go take a peek before everything arrived leading to one heck of an adventure that still has me smiling from ear to ear. We got our stuff ready to head out bright and early when I immediately hit my first snag, last wee
  2. A friend of mine wanted to try collecting fossils, so i took him to deer lake yesterday. i havent been there since the road expansion. but, even though he found some fossils and was happy, i was pretty disappointed since the area changed so much and collecting is alot harder. the larger chuncks better collecting areas are no longer there, alot of stuff has been moved and covered. and alot that is there now has been so exposed that as soon as you touch it, it just crumbles into millions of pieces. collecting there is alot harder, but stuff is still there. Found alot of pyrited mater
  3. ROCKHOUND351

    Need Some ID-ing Help - Round One

    Im really a rock and mineral collector, but gone on fossil trips when i get a chance, and pick up some here n there i find. Im finally getting around to picturing my rocks and cataloging them, and fossils im less an expert. So i would like more information to properly name and catalog them. So any help would be greatful. All of these i have found myslelf. TRILOBITES The first 2 pictures im sure is a trilobite, i found it at Deer Lake, Pa. im thinking a Hollardops or Greenops type? Third picture a trilobite, but probally not enough to identify what type? 4th picture maybe a tri
  4. ROCKHOUND351

    HERES ROUND 3 OF ID HELP

    1. First one is a Spirifer i think, but dont know which kind, sorry forgot something for scale size, its a little under 3/4 inch. 2. Some type of shell 3. Some type of shell 4. Another type of shell 5. ( pictures 5-6-7) A conglomerate with alot of different types of material, ive tried taking like 20 pictures but couldnt get better detail. 2 things i think that weird the most i have marked in last picture, but if i could get better detail you would see. but i cant so had to draw as best i could. top marked area looks almost like scaled lzard skin, and its folded also going
  5. ROCKHOUND351

    Need Some ID-ing Help - Round Two

    This is my round 2, of things i found, and helping me properly name and catalog them. First picture, i think is some kind of coral? 2nd picture - Coral also maybe? kinda looks like little suction cup suckers? 3rd picture - Some kinda spiral shell? 4th picture - Another type of shell 5th picture - probally some type of clam shell, i was excited at first and thought it was a crab top shell. 6th picture - I find alot of these types, a shell of some kind? 7-8-9 - This one is weird, looks like some kind of shell, but then looks almost like it has teeth or l
  6. From the album: Middle Devonian

    Orthonata undulate (bivalves "razor clams") Middle Devonian Mahantango Formation Deer Lake, Pennsylvania
  7. Jeffrey P

    Bryozoan or Possible Sponge?

    From the album: Middle Devonian

    Bryozoan or possible sponge Middle Devonian Mahantango Foramtion Deer Lake, Pennsylvania
  8. hitekmastr

    Deer Lake Devonian Trace Patterns

    Devonian Trace Patterns from Deer Lake PA (Hamilton Gp/Mahantango) This is just for fun but maybe someone will recognize some of these trace patterns. I saw these distinctive trace patterns at the Deer Lake site and took these photos. I didn't collect the fossils but photographed them because they look like some kind of crinoid or coral filaments. The first image seems to have the top of a tube with the filaments above it. Pattern 1 Pattern 2 Pattern 3 Pattern 4
  9. A Quick Trip to Deer Lake Nan and I spent half a day at Deer Lake which is still beautifully exposed by the highway construction with lots of rock facings, rubble piles and exposed walls, also large rocks and boulders. There is a lot of iron content in the shale below the "Tully limestone" strata which is near the top and just below the limestone there are Dipleura trilobites although we have found mostly body parts and segments. I also noticed that a lot of the assemblages include shells and other creatures were already dead when they were fossilized. Many of the shells in large assembl
  10. hitekmastr

    Bivalves From Deer Lake

    Here are three large bivalve internals from our recent Deer Lake trip - I think some of the details are especially interesting - not sure what the ID would be for this but there are quite a few of these at the site, which is Mahantango: BIVALVE 1 - assume the closeup is a preserved pedicle: BIVALVE 2 - note the detail of the scalloped section along the edge in the second photo BIVALVE 3 This is the underside of a third bivalve internal - note the interesting structures/patterns:
  11. I would appreciate help identifying this small Devonian trilobite (about an inch or so long) that apparently crawled out and perched on a small ledge at Deer Lake. Nan and I finally found time for a fossil hunting day - first this season - we spent a few hours at Deer Lake where they are widening the highway - tons of rubble everywhere due to the construction, although this makes for needle in a haystack fossiling. We did tend to find consistent death assemblages in the same geological layer throughout the site, which suggests an extinction event - I wonder how narrowly the extinction event
  12. I would appreciate confirmation that this cephalopod is Striacoceras. It is well articulated and comes apart in segments which allowed me to take some photos of the individual "puzzle pieces." This comes from the Devonian slopes at Deer Lake, Pennsylvania(Hamilton Group, Mahantango Formation). Back Story: On Labor Day weekend, Nancy and I stopped for 2 hours at a Deer Lake borrow pit on our way to St. Clair. While I scrambled on the steep slope checking rubble and excavating substrate, Nan decided to chisel open some large pieces at the bottom of the slope. She segmented a large piece of
  13. Nancy and I made a two hour stop at the Devonian borrow pit/rubble slopes at Deer Lake, PA on Sept. 1, on our way to St. Clair (along Route 61). These are very steep rubble-covered slopes, a bit tricky to climb and navigate. There are several locations. The mining slopes are posted so we avoided them. There are slopes behind two restaurants, and slopes next to a parking lot although some of the back slopes are posted. I spent most of my time at the top of the slope and Nan cracked shale rocks at the bottom. Nan found a 8 cm long cephalopod which is discussed and pictured in the Fossil I
  14. hitekmastr

    Crinoid Tentacles?

    Collected this yesterday (Oct 6) at Deer Lake - Mahantango/Hamilton Grp. Are these impressions crinoid tentacles, or some other soft bodied creature? The arrows show the stem and tentacles of what looks like a tiny piece of the top of the stem with some tentacles attached, flowing to the right. Farther toward the top right, it looks like tentacles from another crinoid extending from the right toward the center. Here is the same photo with a ruler to show the size.
  15. hitekmastr

    Brachiopod With Pedicle?

    Online sources say if this has a pedicle it is a brachiopod - so I'm trying to figure out if the pedicle is showing at the far right, in which case this would be a large (5 cm) brachiopod? Collected yesterday (Oct. 6) at Deer Lake/Mahantango.
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