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  1. I live in southern Ontario County, New York State. I found this in my woods and am wondering if it could be a sea grass trace fossil.
  2. Hi all! Found in Lansing, NY near Cayuga lake in a drainage wash out but I do not recognize it as a native stone or coming from the formations that I've seen over the past 6 months. I've been on the fence about posting this as I wasn't sure it was a fossil but after getting some decent macro photos, I'm seeing some curious details and I am not sure if this could be a coral or bryozoan colony of some sort or another amazing example of geological wonders. We had major flooding last year, creeks and streams broke their banks, and I found this stuck in a pile of tree trunks 3 feet above the normal
  3. Plantgrogu

    Crinoid or something even cooler?

    Hi all! Please tell me this is more than a concretion! Edit to add location: Found in Lansing, NY. The matrix is a dark grey/black shale that breaks under it's own weight when I lift pieces and it breaks off into big chunks unlike thinner layered shale also in the area. I think I see crinoid stems and wonder if there are other fossils (Hallotheca acils ?) under a shallow layer of sediment making the cone shape appear to have rounded sides or is this something completely different (I think I've been finding nice molds of Hallotheca acils in close proximity to where I found this guy today). I ho
  4. Plantgrogu

    Crinoid stems and calyxes ?

    Found on another creek walk this week near an outcrop of Moscow fm and Ludlowville fm. Could this be multiple Crinoid stems and possible a calyx or two? Was broken when I found it. Matrix is much harder than the brittle Moscow shale and a dark grey. Still working hard to decipher the many types of shale that I am finding in the Lansing, NY area. The orange spot (pyritized?) goes all the way through the stone.
  5. Plantgrogu

    Bryozoan or man made?

    I've been looking at this and the pattern is very intriguing and seems too perfect to come from a masonry mold of some kind. I thought it may be a type of encrusting Bryozoan somewhat similar to some shown by Paul D. Taylora,*, Dennis P. Gordonb. Alcide d’Orbigny’s work on Recent and fossil bryozoans. C. R. Palevol 1 (2002) 533–547. (numbered photo from paper included) I failed to find any that contained a similar repeating rectangular type pattern of zooid aperture so I do not know if it is a bryozoan. Can you point me in the right direction before I spend more hours staring at what mi
  6. Found near Cayuga Lake on the bank of a tributary. The raised spherical type shapes measure 3 - 4 mm in diameter and can be seen on several sides of the stone. I'm not sure what the matrix is but think it's a type of shale. There are so many types of shale in my area and I have yet to learn how to discern between them. This stone is very hard, dark grey (not quite black) and cannot be fragmented/chipped easily like others I find that can be crumbled in my bare hands. Could this be a coral? My field guide for this area doesn't show any corals that resemble this. I love this one!
  7. I've come across several similar shapes in pieces of shale and could use some help with ID. All have a rounded end and in one specimen I see a lot of tiny round indentations to evenly spaced to be random or weathering, in the bulbous round end. Found in the Finger Lakes Region, NY. Matrix is shale in the Hamilton group and in natural light the fossils have a silver sheen to them. (Quite striking) When I uncovered one sample, shown in pictures 2 - 4, a dark red solution drained from around the fossil when it came in contact with water. Can you point me in the right direction? Picture one is a d
  8. Another successful creek walk yesterday and found this huge beauty. I think it may be in the Pachyporidae family, but not sure what species or if it's something else. From what I understand, in my region (Finger Lakes, NY) they are found to the north in Onondaga limestone and were brought south by the glaciers. I never thought I would find anything like this here. Glacial deposits are so cool. The matrix has a pink, blue, gray hue in natural light and I've seen quite a bit of it in recent days.
  9. Erin Presley


    We are avid winter skiers here in NYS. As soon as the temps are above freezing, the snow is gone, we are on the hunt for those Devonian fossils. A nice day trip to Canandaigua Lake, we ventured up a gully that is open to the public. On the south wall we began finding shale and limestone slides. Immediately after fanning away the leaves of fall past, the fossils presented. Many brachiopods, crinoid pieces and a few trilo butts. Our find of the day was this great little complete curled trilo and iron enriched brachiopod. We definitely will be returning. loop
  10. grg1109

    cephalopod mold?

    This is a "mud mold" that I found in the creek near King Ferry, NY. Approx. 8 inches long. I've been told its a cephalopod. Thanks Greg
  11. grg1109


    Is this Stylolite? I've been told that it's coral...but, I have my doubts. Thanks Greg
  12. grg1109

    swirl pattern

    Here's one that's a bit different...any ideas? Approx. 3/4" X 1/2" Found in unnamed creek near King Ferry, NY... I think it's from the Upper Tully Limestone Thanks Greg
  13. grg1109

    mud mold?

    I've found quite a few of these and wonder if they were a bi valve? Wondered why the shell wouldn't have fossilized like the others? In first photo...top, right...second photo: top, center Thanks Greg
  14. grg1109


    I had posted this in the "Fossil Trips" section with different photos...There has been some discussion of what the species is. Some think its a Greenops Sp, some think Greenops bellacartwrightia and one is unsure if it's a "described species". I've been researching online and examining my Trilobite. I'm unsure it's either of the named species. There are just some troubles with each of them. The bellacartwrightia seems "more round" than mine...but mine has its spikes which are missing from the Sp. which seems narrow. Below are (hopefully) better photos. The one with the blue lines shows one obv
  15. grg1109


    I've found this Brachiopod but having a difficult time trying to identify it. It looks like "Anastrophia verneuili". However, I found it above the Lower Devonian which it is supposed to come from.
  16. I found this in a rock wall about 5 feet above lake level. The face of this finding was obviously different than the surrounding shale. I noticed the radial array of "cells" and ones that could be seen end-on. The structure was about 10+ inches in diameter. I was able to gently get it out of the wall (with some real effort) but it split in half upon removal. What is this?
  17. DrDave

    Canandaigua death assemblage

    From the album: Canandaigua trilobites

    Lots of trilobite parts, a few mediospirifer sp's. Very busy. Fragile mudstone, difficult to split or remove matrix without destroying specimens.
  18. DrDave


    From the album: Canandaigua trilobites

    Several thoraces, two cephalons of Eldregeops Rana from what is probably the Smoke Creek Trilobite Bed of the Windom Shale. This sample comes from a creek on private land on the West shore of Canandaigua Lake in New York State Finger Lakes region
  19. Megan

    Insect wing?

    I found this in a gorge near a Wass go Lake New York. The wing-like shape is composed of quartz - we find lots of horn coral in this area so wasn't sure if this could also be an oblique section through some type of coral.
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