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  1. This morning I drove from my hotel in Lawrenceburg, Indiana into Kentucky for a little collecting (more on that on a separate post), and then I driven into Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the Dry Dredgers GeoFair 2022. This is one show that I have always wanted to attend, but never had the time. This year it worked out well since I was stopping over to do some collecting on my way home from Sanibel Island. I arrived at the show at 10:00 am and there was a huge line waiting to get in, I would guesstimate 125+ people. The show was held at the Sharonvi
  2. Registration has opened from the 7th International Conference on Trilobites & Their Relatives in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is a four day conference (including a mid-conference field trip), plus pre- and post-conference field trips. The pre-conference field trip is to the Upper Cambrian of Wisconsin, and the post-conference field trip is to the Ordovician-Devonian of New York. The latter looks like it will visit some very enticing spots (unfortunately it is quite expensive!). The mid-conference field trip will visit several classic Cincinnatian sites, including possibly the famous Mt. Orab Tri
  3. Calico Jack

    Tristate Trilobite Hunt

    Hi all, This week I'm heading to the tristate area (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) for a trilobite hunting trip. It's unusual for me insofar as it's being run by my university. Usually I do my own recon, but since I don't really know where I'll be going (I assume we'll be visiting fairly well known localities), I was wondering if ya'll could help me out. I'm trying to figure which sites are famous in the area, and which layers to look in at those sites etc. I'd appreciate any info or advice! I'll be sure to return the favor by posting a full trip report when I get back.
  4. DevonianDigger

    Trammel Fossil Park

    Anyone here familiar with Trammel Fossil Park? I am in Dayton and I am going to be hitting a few places tomorrow. I want to go to Trammel first thing in the AM, but I can't find a ton of information on it online. My main question is what type of collecting is allowed? I have all my gear with me, 8lb. sledge, 5' & 3' prybars, chisels, etc. I don't have any power tools. Am I allowed to go to town there, or is that frowned upon? Thanks in advance for any info! -J
  5. Steve D.

    Rostroconchia or Brachiopod?

    Howdy! I have a neat puzzle for the experts today! I know that rostrochonchia are not super easy to find... so I submit the follow picture. Most of the "shelled" creatures I unearth are brachiopods; cincinnetina meeki, Lepidocyclus, Rafinesquina...etc... HOWEVER! this specimen is unique to my collection. Found in northern Cincinnati - Upper Ordovician - The pronounced ridges are different than anything else found. Posted to an Ohio Fossil group, someone with a keen eye made the possibility of Rostroconchia. From my understanding these are not found often. Looking for help in identification. I
  6. These are not the largest specimens of this broad flat smooth dark fragment, but you can see some fragments in this sample collected from 9 mile creek just east of Cincinnati. Yes, that is a gorgeous pygidium, presumably from Flexicalimenes?
  7. alecr72

    Help identifying cool fossil

    Hey! I found this fossil in southwestern Ohio, I don't know which period it is from but as you can tell there are quite a few shells and coral embedded around it. I don't know much about fossils but my guess is it's part of the head or rear of a trilobite? I estimate it's about 3/4 inch in length. I also noticed there's another one embedded deeper to the right of it. I honestly have no idea about this one, can any of you help me out? Thanks
  8. ricardo

    Cincinnati Brachiopoda

    Dear USA Brachiopoda enthusiasts, Could you see these images please? What is your expert idea about ID? I know that could be difficult from images. Thank you for any help you can offer.
  9. Museum Center Fossil Unboxing Excites UC Professors By Ann Thompson, Cincinnati Public Radio, January 14, 2019 http://www.wvxu.org/post/museum-center-fossil-unboxing-excites-uc-professors#stream/ Transfer of the orphaned University of Minnesota Paleontology Collection to the Cincinnati Museum Center https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1756169&HistoricalAwards=false Invertebrate Paleontology collection, Cincinnati Museum Center https://www.cincymuseum.org/invertebrate-paleontology/ Orphaned Fossil collections: its a
  10. epoch

    Unknown Fossil

    Hey so I recently went on a school trip to Caesar Creek to look for fossils. Most of what we we were looking for were small trilobites and ancient coral, but I found this long spine like thing in the ground and have no idea what it is... it was about the width of a fist.
  11. Steve D.

    Hash Plate Identification

    Howdy all, I cleaned up a small hash plate and found this curious formation.... I believe this is the cephalon portion of a trilobite. If it is, this is the largest T-bizzle I have found! Let me know your thoughts. I'm finding some really packed hash plates from my recent dig. Sorry again for the poor picture. I really need to get a camera. Anyone know how to sneak one of those by the wife? ;p
  12. Steve D.

    Matrix Identifcation

    Howdy! I'm having a heck of a time identifying the matrix surrounding the fossils I'm finding in my dig site. I'm using vinegar but it is weak. I'm considering using CLR on some practice stone plates but I could use some guidance.
  13. Uncle Siphuncle

    15 minute Ordovician Hunt

    I attended my 30 year high school reunion last weekend in Cincinnati, and brought my wife and son along for a family weekend. But when my wife rolled in on a later flight, I seized a tiny break in the schedule to survey a wildcat site near the airport. I grabbed one ventral Flexicalamene molt, not a bad grab for the time available at a random stop.
  14. Found this trilobite Saturday in northern Kentucky. Is it Acidaspis cincinnatiensis or Primaspis crosotus. looks like it might be complete. nervus about trying to prep it since either one is really rare.

    score-thocone nautiloid

    While at the ABQ Gem and Mineral show on Sunday, I spotted this cool little Nautiloid... ...I could not help myself. The information: Does anyone recognize the matrix/fossils and perhaps some guidance on literature? Thanks for your help.
  16. FossilShrimp

    Possible Algae Fossil?

    Found this in a creek bed behind my house. It's a piece of shale I found about 6-8 inches deep in sediment. It was about to open up on its own so I sprayed some water into it with the garden hose and it popped right open. That's when I noticed the black spot towards the center of it. I didn't think anything of it until I wiped it off and noticed what looked like fibrous ends jutting off along the edges. I know it's possible to find plant material in the area but I didn't notice any obvious stems. That's when I thought it could be an algae of some sort. It practically disappears when dry
  17. Fossil Claw

    Possible partial edrioasteroid?

    Do you think this could be a partial edrioasteroid on a Hebritela brachiopo Found it today in Cincinnati. Ordovician period It looks like it could be one where the arms disarticulated
  18. mdpaulhus

    Caeser Creek Lake Brachiopod

    This brachiopod is from Caesar Creek Lake, Waynesville Ohio, so Ordovician in age. I have tentatively identified it as Plaesiomys subquadratus, but knowledge of brachs is quite poor and many do look very similar to me. Can anyone verify my ID or provide better? Thanks
  19. And you all know me by now. I didn't pay the asking price. I got deals on all three items.
  20. Herb

    Isotelus gigas

    From the album: Isotelus gigas

    Isotelus gigas found in the Eden Formation near Frankfort, Kentucky, USA
  21. everydayvagaries

    Unknown Fossil Near Cincinnati

    Hi, I'm a new user, and I was looking for fossils at a road cut between Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati yesterday. Most of them were fossilized shells and various types of bryozoa, but we found one larger piece that we couldn't figure out. It's not visible from the back of the rock. Does anyone have any ideas?
  22. My wife and I "hunted" at a few locations in Ohio today. We found a few enrolled flexis but are both wondering if anyone could ID these three fossils? We are still fairly new to rock hounding and appreciate any help. The first three photos are of a fossil I found at a road cut on US RT 42 near Waynesville, Ohio (near Cincinnati). The fourth photo is of a fossil I found at Caesars Creek spillway The fossil in the fifth picture was found at the same roadcut in Waynesville.
  23. ohiofossilhunter

    Cincinnati Crinoids

    I was wondering, what are the top ten or top five rarest/best to find Crinoids in Cincinnati area rocks? I know there are some extremely rare echinoderms but I was hoping to find out what kinds of stemmed crinoids are the best to find( and that I should look back through my collection for). I have some experience in Cincinnati rocks but I was hoping for some advice from the experts(or what ever you want to call yourself) out there. Thanks in advance, Mark Guilliams
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