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  1. Eldredgeops rana

    Eldredgeops rana. Collected on July 3rd, 2011. Smoke's Creek, Blasdell, NY. Middle Devonian (Givetian) Hamilton Group, Windom Shale, Smokes Creek Trilobite Bed
  2. Help Identify

    Hi Everyone. I have been fossil hunting since a child, mainly just ferns where I am from. However, I just moved to a new area in PA and am delighted to find a variety of sea life, mainly shells. However I was surprised to find this one. My first guess was a turtle shell? The picture here doesn't do it justice, but was the best I could do. There are plates in the top and sides, then the sides even tapper and have the look of turtles today.
  3. Eldredgeops rana

    From the album Penn_Dixie_Quarry_Blasdell_New_York

    Eldredgeops rana Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Trilobita Order: Phacopida Family: Phacopidae Genus: Eldredgeops Species: E. rana Geological Time Scale Eon: Proterozoic Era: Paleozoic Period: Devonian Epoch: Middle Stratigraphy Hamilton Group Moscow Formation Windom Member Provenance Collector: Malcolm Thornley Date Collected: 11/30/2016 Acquired by: Field Collection Location New York United States
  4. Tornoceras uniangulare

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Tornoceras uniangulare, Moscow formation Hamilton Group, Deep Springs Road quarry Lebanon, NY.
  5. Best find this year

    Found this summer, and recently returned from small amount of prep'. Sadly the Pterichthyodes is incomplete despite going back to the quarry and finding the relevant piece; it didn't contain all of the fossil, but I'll live with it!! Hope you like..
  6. Eldredgeops

    I have a couple of Eldredgeops that need to be cleaned so I decided to purchase this pristine specimen with a neighboring Eldredgeops head (cephalon) poking out so I would have something to go off of. Really fine specimen with pyrite on the tip of the nose.
  7. beginner. Got lucky

    Hi Everyone, I do a fair amount of prospecting and mining in the Sierra foothills, and sometimes come across a rock that stands out, or looks out of place for the area. More for the geologist interest than fossil hunters, but I've found some things that are definitely fossils. Joined this forum due to something I found in Kentucky this past summer, I think I've figured out what it is - and I think it's pretty cool - but looking for others' opinions on this.... Also found what I believe to be a coprolite within 5 minutes of finding this large specimen What forum should I post more detailed info to? ID TOPIC LINK
  8. The park has trails, outcrops and loose material. These from an outcrop under the power lines. ID's on a "looks like" basis. Gordon Grammysioidea alveata These G. alveata rather common but specimens are worn or don't remain intact. Paracyclas rugosa Mucrospirifer mucronatus Spinocyrtia granulosa
  9. Huguenot NY Plants

    A few days ago searched for a quarry north of Cuddybackville but not found. On the way home stopped near Rose's Point where a very large rock pile did indicate a quarrying operation. These from loose rock at the cut. FOV 6-8" Gordon
  10. Trilobite Western New York

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Eldredgeops rana Middle Devonian Moscow Formation Windom Shale Hamilton Group Blasdel NY

    © © 2016 Tim Jones

  11. This 4th of July weekend, I made the annual pilgrimage to upstate Western New York, for our annual get together with family at Rushford Lake. We left on July 2nd, around 5:30 am. My family arrived at around 11:30 am, after a 6 hour trip from Connecticut. I took the rest of the day to relax, and rest up for the trip coming up the next day, July 3rd. As usual, I was granted 6 hours to fossil hunt a bit further north and west, near Buffalo, New York. I was planning to meet up with some of my Forum friends, ... Jeffrey P, Xonenine, and Lissa318. I was the first to show up at our site of the day. After leaving Rushford at around 5:05 am, and the obligatory rest stop for coffee, I arrived around 6:30 am, ... not too anxious. After securing permission for our hunt, I waited for our group to show up. I soon got a text from Carmine saying they were running a bit late, but would be there shortly. Jeffrey P showed up next, at a little after 7:00 am. He and I headed out into the creek, and made our way to a productive site we had collected before. Some shots of the creek.: Due to the lack of rain, the creek level was quite low, which made for an easy wade through the stream, and easily accessible productive layers. The water was refreshingly cold. Jeff and I got to the area, and started in. Finds were slow in coming to us. We were finding lots of trilobite bits. We kept at it, and were gradually rewarded with some complete trilobites. Carmine and Lissa showed up, and joined us. After hellos, and showing our finds so far, we got back too it. Jeff and Carmine, hard at work. Carmine and Melissa: CONTINUED...
  12. Mid-Devonian Hyolith

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Middle Devonian Hyolith - possibly Hallotheca aclis. Moscow formation Hamilton Group, Deep Springs Road quarry Lebanon, NY.

    © © 2016 Tim Jones

  13. Cypricardella bellistriata

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Middle Devonian Bivalve - Cypricardella bellistriata Moscow formation Hamilton Group, Deep Springs Road quarry Lebanon, NY.

    © © 2016 Tim Jones

  14. pyritized brachiopod

    As the cold weather is starting to settle in I am looking through the fossils that I collected this year. I have this 14-15mm pyritized brachiopod. Is this the interior of the shell? Are the interiors distinctive from genus to genus? I don't think that I can remove this one from the matrix and was wondering if it could be identified. The first picture is through a microscope and the second isn't. I couldn't hold my hand steady enough on that second one and it is a bit blurry. Thank you for looking. Patti
  15. Last summer, my husband and I went collecting in a location that was rich in small brachiopods and crinoid stem sections. I'm now trying to identify some of them, and a few are giving me trouble. I have two brachiopods and two crinoid stem sections for right now, and may follow up with others sometime later. All of these are from the Middle Devonian, extracted from weathered Kashong shale. I've photographed pairs of fossils that I think are the same species, in different positions. This first photo is of damaged brachiopods. They're crushed enough that I'm not sure which picture in my fossil guide represents them: The second photo doesn't really match anything in the guide, except possibly a crushed Nucleospira concinna. Can anyone either confirm this tentative ID or tell me what it actually is? If it was only one fossil that looked like this, I'd be more willing to simply go with that label, but I have several with this concentric-ringed structure, and I've never seen modern shells broken like that. And the two crinoid sections. My fossil guides don't have much on crinoids, and what they do have is limited to crowns. I'd appreciate any identification! Thanks all!
  16. A Few Id's Needed

    I have a few fossils that I am trying to ID and wondering if you guys can help. Thank you for looking. Patti 1. brachiopod ~3mm with spines Is it Devonochetes scitulus? 2. gastropod ~4mm Is it Palaeozygopleura hamiltoniae? 3. Is this a small rugose coral? ~ 11mm 4. yellow geode ~ 5 x 7cm Are there fossils in it or just minerals? 5. ostracod? 6. What kind of bryozoan is this. It looks like a vase of flowers.
  17. Crinoid Calyx?

    Hi all. I am thinking that this fossil is a crinoid calyx. It is 8cm in diameter at widest section of the top, 3cm in diameter at the bottom and 5cm high. It is not complete and a bit careworn. It has a lot of small crinoid fragments scattered over it. I took some photos outside and then scrubbed it some more. It is now raining so I took one indoors. What do you guys think? Thank you for looking. Patti
  18. 2 Devonian Unknowns

    Hi, I have these two unknowns that I can't place as fossils but I can't quite bring myself to discard either so I am hoping you can help me. They are similar because they both are two matrices stuck together. They were found in the same area at different times. The larger is 3 inches by 1 inch and the smaller is 1-1/2 by 1" not including the bases. The larger has some small crinoid pieces on it. The smaller doesn't have any associated fossils on it but in the matrix base has this small 1-2mm 6 armed bit in a hole and the top piece looks like it is wrapped around an "arm" on the base. Thank you for taking the time to look at these for me. I am sorry about the quality of the micro shot. I couldn't seem to get a good angle. It looks like a mineral flower through the microscope. Patti
  19. Lingula delia

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Lingula delia Middle Devonian Moscow Formation. Hamilton Group, Deep Springs Road Quarry, Lebanon, NY.

    © © 2014 Tim Jones

  20. Hi all. I acquired a Nikon SMZ-1B microscope and have been having fun looking at fossils with it. I also have a Sony a580 DSLR camera and have been attempting to take pictures and finding it challenging. The microscope did not come with a ring light but I have an old B&L variable spot light which has worked for looking at the fossils but I am wondering how much better a ring light would be especially for taking photos. The Nikon ring lights look more expensive than the microscope and will not be on my purchase list. I have used the live focus check feature on my camera which magnifies a portion of the window and you can fine tune the focus. That has helped some but the color is different using it so now I am taking a picture with it and then turning it off and taking another and seeing which looks better. There is also a feature on my camera I have tried where you can change the picture to what it would look like under different types of lighting and I also tried taking pictures holding an LED flashlight (very blue). I have a couple of pieces of Leicester pyrite with fish fossils on them and they are especially challenging to photograph. I have to go back and really lower the saturation on the pictures or they look like children have been playing with rainbow glitter. I was wondering what kind of techniques that other people are using to get clear photos. I am including some pictures of the pyrite and a couple of others in shale hoping for some ID's. I have some guesses thanks to Karl Wilson's, "Field Guide to Devonian Fossils of New York" and website examples. Thank you Karl. regards, Patti 1 - chondrichthys 2 - chondrichthys 3 - ? fish plate 4 - chondrichthys 5 - Bryantodus I will add others in next message.
  21. Stromatolite?

    I was wondering if this rock might be a stromatolite. It resembles some pictures that I've seen on the internet but I haven't seen any myself. It is about 41/2 x 41/2 inches. Thank you for looking. Patti
  22. Lingula delia

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Lingula delia imprint. Middle Devonian, Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road, Lebanon, NY.

    © © 2014 Tim Jones.

  23. Glossites sp.?

    From the album NY Middle Devonian

    Comparison of two bivalve - top from JeffreyP, bottom from kwilson. Possible Glossites sp.?
  24. Pleurodictyum coral

    From the album Middle Devonian

    Pleurodictyum americanum (coral) Middle Devonian Upper Ludlowville Formation Hamilton Group Geer Road Quarry Lebanon, NY First ever Pleurodictyum I've found from Madison County, NY and a monster compared the very tiny Pleurodictyum I found last year along Lake Erie south of Buffalo.
  25. Cimitaria bivalve

    From the album Middle Devonian

    Cimitaria recurva (bivalve) Middle Devonian Skaneateles Formation Hamilton Group Cole Hill Quarry North Brookfield, NY