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  1. Hello, im new in fossiles collecting, absolute new beginner. I wonder if my fossiles are genuine or fake, i was so proud of my collection but after i learned that there are many fake Moroccan trilobites on sale, i had suspicions. There are some holes in trilobite and some stuff on it, could be glued which is fine because its age matters to me most, it could be glued no problem. I put them under a plastic sheet but if you wish i can take them out to take better pictures.
  2. Hey all, Does anyone have any good publications on differences between Flexicalymene meeki and retrosa? Assuming formation is unknown is there any way one could get a relatively positive ID on species?
  3. Day Three ; Locality One (Or Eight if you include Days One and Two) Ait Benhaddou, Morocco. 21st February 2019 We spent the second night in Ouarzazate, where the biggest film studios in Africa can be found and many famous films have been shot. In the morning we went briefly to the Atlas Studios where Anouar took some photos of the exterior for his blog, but non of us actually wanted to go in, so we headed for the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. The road going south from Ouarzazate, at Ait Saoun, just before one reaches Agdz is a fossilized and genuine stromatolite reef, but it
  4. Three days ago, I made my first trip ever out to the St. Leon road cut in hopes of finding my first ever identifiable trilobite fossil. I had found only one trilobite before along the Ohio River, and much of it had eroded to where it was unrecognizable. St. Leon did not disappoint, even in spite of my cluelessness about which formation was which. After searching for awhile in the rain and beginning to feel discouraged about not finding a trilobite, I saw this fellow tucked away in a large rock. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring anything for scale, but the trilobite was rou
  5. These are some trilobites that I found nearly 30 years ago in Charleston, West Virginia. They were in gravel driveways throughout the development I was living in. I believe that the gravel was coming from the same quarry - but I have no idea where that is. Maybe one of you trilobite experts might have some idea? 1 is either a flexicalymene or a calymene. I think 2 is an encrinurus. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  6. Nautiloid

    Partial Flexicalymene

    From the album: Nautiloid’s Trilobite Collection

    Flexicalymene senaria Middle Ordovician Trenton Group Jefferson County, NY

    © Owen Yonkin 2021

  7. Ludwigia

    Flexicalymene granulosa (Foerste 1909)

    From the album: Trilobites

    8mm. wide. Pygidium. Georgian Bay Formation, Katian, Late Ordovician. Site: Etobicoke Creek, Etobicoke, On., Canada.
  8. I see this flexicalymene in a mineral shop. The trilobite is very nice but i think have been remounted on the rock, but i am not sure. Remounted or not? Also, do you see any repair or restoration?
  9. KompsFossilsNMinerals


    Hi everyone, this is a trilobite I bought when I was like 5 at the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, over the past decade I've lost the ID tag for it. I think it's a flexicalymene or calymene, but I'd really appreciate any possible guesses!
  10. Nautiloid

    Nice trilobite association plate

    From the album: Middle Ordovician Trenton Group in New York

    2 cephalons: Flexicalymene senaria Unidentified Cheirurid Middle Ordovician Trenton Group Jefferson County, NY Collected 11/09/2020

    © Owen Yonkin 2021

  11. Synonym: Diacalymene ouzregui Reference: DESTOMBES, J. 1966. Quelques Calymenina (Trilobita) de l’Ordovicien moyen et supérieur de l’Anti-Atlas (Maroc). Notes et Memoires du Service des Mines et de la Carte Geologique du Maroc, 188 1966: 33-52.
  12. FossilDAWG

    An unexpected gift

    A year or so ago a friend of mine was moving to a new job, and he decided to downsize his collection and concentrate on his real interest, elasmobranchs (sharks/rays) and fish. As a result I inherited a number of fossils, including a Moroccan trilobite. It had a few cracks that had been crudely "repaired" with clay. Recently I decided to "restore" it, which means I removed the clay (toothbrush prep) and returned it to it's unaltered state. I initially thought it was one of the common Flexicalymene ouzregui but as I cleaned it up it looked a little bit different from that species, and also
  13. StephimentaryRocks

    Possible coral with trilobite?

    Hi there! I recently purchased an awesome Flexicalymene trilobite. After unwrapping it, there was a bonus surprise fossil! I didn't think too much of it prior to buying, and just thought it was a matrix blob from the seller's photo. But I'm pleasantly surprised! My first thought was that it was a piece of coral or some type of ocean plant. The info card that came with the trilobite states that it was found in Mt Orab, Ohio, USA in the Arnheim formation. Wondering if any of you cool cats would be able to identify what it is? I'm just curious and interested
  14. Hey folks, I’m going to keep it short and sweet. I turned 31 yesterday (May 26th) so I had the day off from work. Still feeling inspired by my Lorraine group adventures I went out exploring again. I did lots of hiking...turns out so much so that I hiked out of the Whetstone Formation and into the Pulaski Shales. The Pulaski formation is just shales and sandstones (50/50 split pretty much) alternating....the upper whetstone grades into the Pulaski conformably so there isn’t an abrupt change. It just starts to have many more sandstone beds inter layered. So basica
  15. I haven't seen hardly any Ordivician-related posts for a while so here's my input. I was out collecting yesterday off Interstate 75. Nothing all that good had occurred until I found this flexy... Nearly 5 years ago I found the chunk of rock (in the middle of my hand) that appeared to contain some amount of trilobite I never expected much so it was ignored until this past Feb when I finally prepped it. I was happily surprised at what finally appeared. It has a few blemishes and is nearly 100% complete.
  16. I spent yesterday trying out a location along the southwest corner of Tug Hill Plateau in Oswego County NY. There is a road cut exposure that is very weathered. Lots of crumbly mud- and silt-stone, interspersed with sandstone. I couldn’t get very low on the exposure because the river that the highway crosses was high, no shelf or margin of error to climb down. On the Rockd app, this is supposed to be late Ordovician Pulaski and Whetstone gulf, and I wanted to find trilobites. I think I found one fragile flexicalymene, Prasopora (chocolate drop bryozoan), and a big orthocone. Very few tril
  17. JulianoLPD

    A bunch of Morrocan trilobites

    Hi there, guys. So, I recently bought a lot of trilobites from a Morrocan seller. I asked here in the forum for an ID and it turned out one of the trilobites came with wrong determination, so I'm adding pictures of the other specimens hoping you guys can help me get to genus at least. They were all sold as Phacops, but of course, the seller does not have knowledge enough to ID them, and neither do I (probably, even less, actually...). I'll add the pictures below for each specimen. First two pieces I believe it's Flexicalymene sp. Thanks in advance, Juliano
  18. oilshale

    Flexicalymene ouzregui

    From the album: Invertebrates

    Flexicalymene ouzregui Destombes, 1966 Lower Ordovician Tazoulait Morocco Length 5 cm / 2 inch
  19. Hey Gang, Need some help. I've got a couple trilobites and I realize I dont have confirmed ID/provenance. They were labeled as being from Morocco. 1)Maybe a Flexicalymene? 2) Not sure what this one might be and it looks like much different matrix and preservation than I've seen for Morocco? Maybe something like a Phacopsid? Thanks for the help in advance. Regards, Chris
  20. FossilFrenzy

    Ohio Trilobites

    I was given these two trilobites from my uncle in Michigan, and he found them locally in Ohio about 11 years ago. I was thinking they are flexicalymene but I am not certain since I am new to identification. Thanks in advance! The smaller one is almost exactly 0.5" long (back of matrix shown), the wider one almost 1.5".
  21. My story will be a bit(could be too much) long, so I put this report separately from @Kane's report. I'm not sure I can do this or not 'cause this is my first time to write same topic from others'. If I should not do this, I apologize administrator for making bothersome Before I start my story, I convey my profound and huge gratitude to @crinus for taking me quarries(these travels were my very first visiting to not only quarries, but also Ontario's fossil site!) and giving a lot of nice fossils to me what he found, and to @Northern Sharks for giving a nice specimen to me w

    Flexicalymene granulosa

    From the album: Urban Fossils of Toronto (Georgian Bay Formation, Lower Member)

    Flexicalymene granulosa, Mimico creek, Toronto, Ontario. Georgian Bay formation, late Ordovician. Complete specimen still embedded in the shale. Will need prep work to be exposed. I found this one at a collapsed cliff of shale at Mimico creek. I found some flexi's this summer at Mimico creek but usually whole specimens start crumbling apart the moment I try removing the matrix around the specimens.

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  23. On Sunday, my family and I decided to head out for a fossil excursion to spend out day.@Uncle Siphuncle pointed out a good fossil site for me to find trilobites at a road cut in St. Leon, Indiana. Thanks a ton!! Unfortunately, as it had rained for quite a while that day, we had to wait until well after noon to reassure ourselves that we would not need to fossil hunt in the rain. Luckily, this also meant we got fresh picks before the other collectors! Here is the haul from the day: (I hope to bring back more over the course of the week!) Top to bottom:
  24. Greg.Wood

    My package arrived

    I try to find my own rather than buy fossils but I had to have this one..... An enrolled Flexicalymene from a local quarry in Ontario that was too nice to pass up. Roughly 0.75" across.
  25. WhodamanHD


    From the album: WhodamanHD's Fossil collection.

    Bought before I knew much about trilobites (not that I know a great deal now) in a peculiar place in the New Mexican desert. I bought it for twice as much as I should have. I know very little about this specimen. It might be a flexicalymene.
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