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  1. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 25, 2017. United States Faunas, Localities and Stratigraphy (by State) Ohio Bond, R.H. (1947). Ohio Shale Conodonts. Ohio Journal of Science, Vol.XLVII, Issue 1. Brett, C.E., et al. (2012). Revised Telychian-Sheinwoodian (Silurian) stratigraphy of the Laurentian mid-continent: building uniform nomenclature along the Cincinnati Arch. Bulletin of Geosciences, 87(4). Camp, M.J. and C.B. Hatfield (1991). Middle Devonian (Givetian) Silica Formation of Northwest Ohio - Desciption and Road Log. Ohio J.Sci., 91(1). Carr, R.K. and G.L. Jackson (2008). The Vertebrate Fauna of the Cleveland Member (Famennian) of the Ohio Shale. Ohio Geological Survey Guidebook 22. Condit, D.D. (1909). The Conemaugh Formation in Southern Ohio. The Ohio Naturalist, Vol.IX, Number 6. Coogan, A.H. Ohio's Surface Rocks and Sediments. Modified from: Fossils of Ohio, Feldmann, R.H. and M. Hackathorn (eds.). Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Bulletin 70. Denison, R.H. (1960). Fishes of the Devonian Holland Quarry Shale, Ohio. Fieldiana Geology, Vol.11, Number 10. Ehlers, G.M., E.C. Stumm and R.V. Kesling (1951). Devonian Rocks of Southeastern Michigan and Northwestern Ohio. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - University of Michigan, Special Papers Number 7. Eriksson, M. (2002). Tiny Hidden Treasures - The Microfossils of Ohio. GeoFacts Number 24, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey. Foerste, A.F. (1919). Silurian Fossils from Ohio, With Notes on Related Species from Other Horizons. The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol.XIX, Number 7. Foerste, A.F. (1917). Notes on Silurian Fossils from Ohio and Other Central States. The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol.XVII, Number 7. Fuentes, S.R. (2003). Faunal Distribution Across the Ordovician-Silurian Boundary in Ohio and Ontario. Masters Thesis - University of Cincinnati. Hansen, M.C. (1997). The Geology of Ohio - The Ordovician. Ohio Geology, Department of Natural Resources. Hansen, M.C. (1994). Ohio Shale Concretions. Ohio Geology, Geofacts Number 4. Hook, R.W. and D. Baird (1988). An Overview of the Upper Carboniferous Fossil Deposit at Linton, Ohio. Ohio J.Sci., 88(1). Hoover, K.V. (1978 reprint). Devonian - Mississippian Shale Sequence in Ohio. State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey, Information Circular Number 27. Horvath, A.L. (1969). Relationships of Middle Silurian Strata in Ohio and West Virginia. The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol.69, Number 6. La Rocque, A. and M.F. Marple (1970). Ohio Fossils. State of Ohio - Division of Geological Survey, Bulletin 54 (Ninth printing). (159 pages) La Rocque, A. and J.F. Conley (1956). Two Pleistocene Molluscan Faunules from Hunter's Run, Fairfield County, Ohio. The Ohio Journal of Science, 56(6). McComas, G.A. and R.H. Mapes (1988). Fauna Associated With the Pennsylvanian Floral Zones of the 7-11 Mine, Columbiana County, Northeastern Ohio. Ohio J.Sci., 88(1). Meek, F.B. (1871). Descriptions of New Species of Invertebrate Fossils from the Carboniferous and Devonian Rocks of Ohio. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol.23, Number 1. Miller, B.B. and A.H. Wittine (1972). The Origin of Late Pleistocene Deposits at Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol.72, Number 6. Murphy, J.L. and L. Picking (1967). A New Marine Member in the Conemaugh Group of Ohio. Kirtlandia, Number 1. Sterki, V. (1920). Marl Deposits in Ohio and Their Fossil Mollusca. The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol.XX, Number 6. Stewart, G.A. (1927). Fauna of the Silica Shale of Lucas County. State of Ohio - Division of Geological Survey, Fourth Series, Bulletin 32. Stout, W. Some Locations for Fossil Plants in Ohio. Geological Survey of Ohio, Vol.XLV, Number 4. Tillman, J.R. (1970). The Age, Stratigraphic Relationships, and Correlation of the Lower Part of the Olentangy Shale of Central Ohio. Ohio Journal of Science, Vol.70, Issue 4. Winslow, M.R. (1962). Plant Spores and Other Microfossils from Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian Rocks of Ohio. United States Geological Survey, Professional Paper 364. Wolford, J.J. (1930). The Stratigraphy of the Oregonia-Ft. Ancient Region, Southwestern Ohio. Ohio Journal of Science, Vol.30, Issue 5. Oklahoma Allmon, W.D. and P.A. Cohen (2008). Palaeoecological significance of turitelline gastropod-dominated assemblages from the mid-Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) of Texas and Oklahoma, USA. Cretaceous Research, 29. Amsden, T.W. (1957). Catalog of Fossils from the Middle and Upper Ordovician of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Circular 43. Amsden, T.W. (1956). Catalog of Fossils from the Hunton Group, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Circular 38. Amsden, T.A. and W.C. Sweet (1983). Upper Bromide Formation and Viola Group (Middle and Upper Ordovician) in Eastern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin 132. Contains: Part I - Welling-Fite-Corbin Ranch Strata. Part II - Conodont Biostratigraphy of the Fite Formation and Viola Group. Part III - The Late Ordovician Brachiopod Genera Lepidocyclus and Hiscobeccus. Bullard, F.M. (1928). Lower Cretaceous of Western Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin Number 47. Bullard, F.M. (1926). Geology of Marshall County Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin Number 39. Cline, L.M. (1960). Stratigraphy of the Late Paleozoic Rocks of the Oachita Mountains, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin 85. Czaplewski, N.J., et al. (2001). Wild Horse Creek #1: A Late Miocene (Clarendonian-Hemphillian) Vertebrate Fossil Assemblage in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geology Notes, Vol.61, Number 3. Dalquest, W.W., et al. (1996). Fossil Mammals from a Late Miocene (Clarendonian) Site in Beaver County, Oklahoma. Contributions in Mammalogy: A Memorial Volume Honoring Dr. J. Knox Jones, Jr., Museum of Texas Tech University. Hedlund, R.W. (1966). Palynology of the Red Branch Member of the Woodbine Formation (Cenomanian), Bryan County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin 112. Jenkins, W.A.M. (1970). Chitinozoa from the Ordovician Sylvan Shale of the Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma.Palaeontology, Vol.13, Part 2. Johnson, K.S. (2008). Geologic History of Oklahoma. Educational Publications 9. Kirkland, H., et al. (1997). Some Late Pleistocene Fossils from Washita Local Fauna. Proc.Okla.Acad.Sci., 77. Kissel, R.A. (1999). Paleontology and Geology of an Upper Pennsylvanian Tetrapod Locality from the Ada Formation, Seminole County, Oklahoma.(Masters Thesis, Texas Tech University). Kitts, D.B. (1957). A Pliocene Vertebrate Fauna from Ellis County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Circular 45. Loch, J.D. (2007). Trilobite Biostratigraphy and Correlation of the Kindblade Formation (Lower Ordovician) of Carter and Kiowa Counties, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin 149. Lucas, S.G., et al. (2004). Middle Pennsylvanian Ichnofauna from Eastern Oklahoma, USA. Ichnos, 11. Nowaczewski, V. (2011). Biomarker and Paleontological Investigations of the Late Devonian Extinctions, Woodford Shale, Southern Oklahoma. Masters Thesis - University of Kansas. Olson, E.C. (1970). New and Little Known Genera and Species of Vertebrates from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma. Fieldiana Geology, Vol.18, Number 3. Olson, E.C. (1967). Early Permian Vertebrates of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Circular 74. Olson, E.C. (1965). New Permian Vertebrates from the Chickasha Formation in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Circular 70. Roth, R. (1929). A Comparative Faunal Chart of the Mississippian and Morrow Formations of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Circular Number 18. Smith, A.E., R.O. Fay and J. Lobell (1997). Oklahoma Mineral Locality Index. Rocks and Minerals, Vol.72, Number 4. Smith, K.S. and R.L. Cifelli (2000). A Synopsis of the Pleistocene Vertebrates of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin 147. Snider, L.C. (1915). Part I. Geology of a Portion of Northeastern Oklahoma. Part II. Paleontology of the Chester Group in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin Number 24. Stanley, T.M. (2001). Stratigraphy and Facies Relationships of the Hunton Group, Northern Arbuckle Mountains and Lawrence Uplift, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Guidebook 33. Suneson, N.H. (2010). Petrified Wood in Oklahoma. The Shale Shaker, Vol.60, Number 6. Suneson, N.H. and K.V. Luza (1999). A Field Trip Guide to the Geology of the Black Mesa State Park Area, Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Open-File Report OF4-99. Taylor, D.W. and C.W. Hibbard (1955). A New Pleistocene Fauna from Harper County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Circular Number 37. Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Hunton Group in the Arbuckle Mountains Region. Contains: Amsden, T.W. (1957). Part I. Introduction to Stratigraphy Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Hunton Group in the Arbuckle Mountains Region. Amsden, T.W. (1958). Part II. Haragan Articulate Brachiopods Amsden, T.W. (1958). Part III. Supplement to the Henryhouse Brachiopods Boucot, A.J. and T.W. Amsden (1958). Part IV. New Genera of Brachiopods Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Hunton Group in the Arbuckle Mountains Region Amsden, T.W. (1958). Part V. Bois d'Arc Articulate Brachiopods Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Hunton Group in the Arbuckle Mountains Region Amsden, T.W. (1959). Part VI. Hunton Stratigraphy (329 pages) Ulrich, E.O. (1927). Fossiliferous Boulders in the Ouachita "Caney" Shale and the Age of the Shale Containing Them. Oklahoma Geological Survey, Bulletin Number 45. White, D. (1936). Fossil Plants from the Stanley Shale and Jackfork Sandstone in Southeastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 186-C. Zidek, J. (1972). Oklahoma Paleoichthyology. Part I: A Review and Commentary. Oklahoma Geology Notes, Vol.32, Number 6. Oregon Dall, W.H. (1909). I. The Miocene of Astoria and Coos Bay, Oregon. U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 59. Dillhoff, R.M., et al. (2009). Cenozoic paleobotany of the John Day Basin, central Oregon. The Geological Society of America, Field Guide 15. Dingus, L. (1990). Systematics, stratigraphy, and chronology for mammalian faunas (Late Arikareean to Hemingfordian) from the uppermost John Day Formation, Warm Springs, Oregon. PaleoBios, Vol.12, Numbers 47-48. Downing, K.F. (1992). Biostratigraphy, Taphonomy and Paleoecology of Vertebrates from the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene) of Southeastern Oregon. Ph.D. Dissertation - The University of Arizona. Elftman, H.O. (1931). Pleistocene Mammals of Fossil Lake, Oregon. American Museum Novitates, Number 481. Fremd, T.J. (2010). Guidebook - John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (and surrounding basin), Oregon, USA. SVP Field Symposium - John Day Basin Field Conference. Hanna, G.D. (1920). Fossil Molluscs from the John Day Basin in Oregon, Contained in the Condon Museum of the University of Oregon. University of Oregon Publication, Vol.1, Number 6. Manchester, S.R. (1987). Oligocene fossil plants of the John Day Formation, Fossil, Oregon. Oregon Geology, Vol. 49, Number 10. McCornack, E.C. (1920). Contributions to the Pleistocene History of Oregon. University of Oregon Leaflet Series, Vol.6, No.3, Part 2. McLaughlin, W.N.F. (2012). Hawk Rim: A Geologic and Paleontological Description of a New Barstovian Locality in Central Oregon. Masters Thesis - The University of Oregon. Moore, E.J. (1976). Oligocene Marine Mollusks from the Pittsburg Bluff Formation in Oregon. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 922. Retallack, G.J. (2004). Late Miocene climate and life on land in Oregon within a context of Neogene global change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 214. Retallack, G.J., et al. (1996). Reconstructions of Eocene and Oligocene plants and animals of central Oregon. Oregon Geology, Vol.58, Number 3. Ritland, R.M. (1969). The Nature of the Fossil Record in the Rocks of Eastern Oregon. Spectrum. Shufeldt, R.W. (1913). Review of the Fossil Fauna of the Desert Region of Oregon, with a Description of Additional Material Collected There. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol.32, Article VI. (50 MB download) Stanley, G.D., C.A. McRoberts and M.T. Whalen (2008). Stratigraphy of the Triassic Martin Bridge Formation, Wallowa terrane: Stratigraphy and depositional setting. The Geological Society of America, Special Paper 442. Steere, M.L. (1957). Fossil Localities of the Sunset Highway Area, Oregon. The Ore-Bin, Vol.19, Number 5. Vallier, T.L. and H.C. Brooks (eds.)(1986). Geology of the Blue Mountains Region of Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. United States Geological Survey, Professional Paper 1435. Contains: Paleozoic and Mesozoic faunas of the Blue Mountains province: a review of their geologic implications and comments on papers in the volume. Late Triassic bivalves of the Martin Bridge Limestone, Hells Canyon, Oregon: taphonomy, paleoecology, paleozoogeography. Late Triassic coelenterate faunas of western Idaho and northeastern Oregon: implications for biostratigraphy and paleogeography. A Norian (Late Triassic) ichthyosaur from the Martin Bridge Limestone, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon. Jurassic ammonites and biostratigraphy of eastern Oregon and western Idaho. Conodont ages for limestones of eastern Oregon and their implications for pre-Tertiary melange terranes. Faunal affinities and tectonogenesis of Mesozoic rocks in the Blue Mountains province of eastern Oregon and western Idaho. Geologic implications of radiolarian-bearing Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks from the Blue Mountains province, eastern Oregon. Van Tassel, J., J. Rinehart and L. Mahrt (2011). Late Pleistocene Airport Lane Fossil Site, La Grande, NE Oregon. Eastern Oregon Geology, Vol.8. Welton, B.J. (1972). Fossil Sharks in Oregon. The Ore Bin, Vol.34, Number 10. Pennsylvania Barnes, J.H. and W.D. Sevon (2014). The Geological Story of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Educational Series 4. Cressler. W.L., et al. (2010). Terrestrialization in the Late Devonian: a paleoecological overview of the Red Hill site, Pennsylvania, USA. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, Vol.339. Daeschler, E.B. and W.L. Cressler (2011). Late Devonian paleontology and paleoenvironments at Red Hill and other fossil sites in the Catskill Formation of north-central Pennsylvania. The Geological Society of America, Field Guide 20. Hoskins, D.M. (1999). Common Fossils of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Geological Society, 4th Ser., Educational Series 2. Olsen, P.E. and J.J. Flynn (1989). Field Guide to the Vertebrate Paleontology of Late Triassic Age Rocks in the Southwestern Newark Basin (Newark Supergroup, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). The Mosasaur, 4. Read, C.B. (1955). Floras of the Pocono Formation and Price Sandstone in Parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. U.S. Geological Society Professional Paper 263. Shaak, G.D. (1975). Diversity and Community Structure of the Brush Creek Marine Interval (Conemaugh Group, Upper Pennsylvanian), in the Appalachian Basin of Western Pennsylvania. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Vol.19, Number 2. Skinner, E.S. (2004). Taphonomy of Exceptionally Preserved Fossils from the Kinzers Formation (Cambrian), Southeastern Pennsylvania. Ph.D. Dissertation - The Ohio State University. Sullivan, R.M. and K.A. Randall (1996). Pennsylvania's Prehistoric Pachyderms. Natural History Notes of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Number 2. South Carolina Edwards, L.E., et al. (1999). Physical Stratigraphy, Paleontology, and Magnetostratigraphy of the USGS-Santee Coastal Reserve Core (CHN-803), Charleston County, South Carolina. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 99-308. Pugh, G.T. (1905). Pleistocene Deposits of South Carolina. With an Especial Attempt at Ascertaining what must have been the Environmental Conditions under which the Pleistocene Mollusca of the State lived. Ph.D. Thesis - Vanderbilt University. Schoch, R.M. (1985). Preliminary Description of a New Late Paleocene Land-Mammal Fauna from South Carolina, U.S.A.. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Postilla Number 196. Siple, G.E. (1957). Guidebook for the South Carolina Coastal Plain Field Trip, November 16-17, 1957. Carolina Geological Society. South Dakota Boyd, C.A. and E. Welsh (2014). Description of an Earliest Orellan Fauna from Badlands National Park, Interior, South Dakota and Implications for the Stratigraphic Position of the Bloom Basin Limestone Bed. Dakoterra, Vol.6. Brenner, R.L., et al. (1981). Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Sedimentation in Northwest Iowa, Northeast Nebraska, & Southeast South Dakota. Iowa Geological Survey Guidebook, Series Number 4. Cvancara, A.M. (1966). Revision of the Fauna of the Cannonball Formation (Paleocene) of North and South Dakota. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.XX, Number 10. Evans, J.E. (1999). Recognition and implications of Eocene tufas and travertines in the Chadron Formation, White River Group, Badlands of South Dakota. Sedimentology, 46. Harksen, J.C. (1974). Miocene Channels in the Cedar Pass Area, Jackson County, South Dakota. Department of Natural Resource Development - Geological Survey, Report of Investigations Number 111. Harksen, J.C. and M. Green (1971). Thin Elk Formation, Lower Pliocene, South Dakota. Science Center, University of South Dakota. Harksen, J.C. and J.R. Macdonald (1969). Guidebook to the Major Cenozoic Deposits of Southwestern South Dakota. South Dakota Geological Survey, Guidebook 2. Harksen, J.C. and J.R. Macdonald (1969). Type Sections for the Chadron and Brule Formations of the White River Oligocene in the Big Badlands, South Dakota. South Dakota Geological Survey, Report of Investigations, Number 99. Harksen, J.C., J.R. Macdonald and W.D. Sevon (1961). New Miocene Formation in South Dakota. State of South Dakota, State Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Investigations Number 3. Johnson, K.R. (1996). Description of Seven Common Fossil Leaf Species from the Hell Creek Formation (Upper Cretaceous: Upper Maastrichtian), North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Proceedings of the Denver Museum of Natural History, Series 3, Number 12. Johnson, K.R., D.J. Nichols and J.H. Hartman (2002). Hell Creek Formation: A 2001 synthesis. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 361. (Thanks to troodon for pointing this one out!) Macdonald, J.R. (1963). The Miocene Faunas from the Wounded Knee Area of Western South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol.125, Article 3. Martin, J.E. (2011). The Rosebud Problem Revisited. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, Vol.90. Martin, J.E., J.L. Bertog and D.C. Parris (2007). Revised lithostratigraphy of the lower Pierre Shale Group (Campanian) of central South Dakota, including newly designated members. The Geological Society of America, Special Paper 427. Martin, R.A. and J.C. Harksen (1975). The Delmont Local Fauna, Blancan of South Dakota. Department of Natural Resource Development, South Dakota Geological Survey, Reprint Number 15. Matthew, W.D. (1907). A Lower Miocene Fauna from South Dakota.Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Vol.XXIII, Article IX. Matthew, W.D. (1905). Notice of Two New Genera of Mammals from the Oligocene of South Dakota. American Museum of Natural History Bulletin, Vol.XXI, Article III. Parris, D.C., G.A. Bishop and K.F. 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  2. found this the other day looking for arrow heads along the edge of a field in a wash leading to the river. any one know if it's a fossil or am I just out in the sun to long. I appreciate and welcome all comments . have a great day
  3. Clearfield, Pa - Fossil or Not

    Found these rocks off route 80 in Clearfield, Pa. Lots of shale in Clearfield. 1st pic is a piece of shale I split open. The "fossil" is about the size of a golf ball, little bigger. 2nd pic is of 2 spherical pieces that are a red color vs the common slate colored shale. Sizes less than 2" in diameter. Fossils or not?
  4. Meekospira (gastropod) from Pennsylvania

    From the album Carboniferous from PA.

    Meekospira sp. (gastropod with rugose coral) Pennsylvanian Ames Limestone Mundys Corner, P.A.
  5. Shansiella (gastropod) from Pennsylvania

    From the album Carboniferous from PA.

    Shansiella sp. (gastropod) Pennsylvanian Ames Limestone Mundys Corner, P.A.
  6. Trepospira (gastropod) from Pennsylvania

    From the album Carboniferous from PA.

    Trepospira sp. (gastropod) Pennsylvanian Ames Limestone Mundys Corner, P.A.
  7. Worthenia (gastropod) from Pennsylvania

    From the album Carboniferous from PA.

    Worthenia sp. (spiral gastropod) Pennsylvanian Ames Limestone Mundys Corner, P.A.
  8. Some gastropod specimens I collected in Western PA. in December in calcareous shale (Ames Limestone- Pennsylvanian) . Can you help with the genus IDs? Thanks.
  9. This summer I went on a trip to Red Hill, the famous freshwater vertebrate locality in Pennsylvania. The fossils found at the site are from the Duncannon Member of the Catskill formation, which is Famennian stage Devonian in age. I was lucky enough to find an area they had recently used a jackhammer to expose new fossils, in which I found loads of great fossils. I ended up with a lot of unidentified fossils, so I need some help with these. I think this is a fish bone: I'm pretty sure this is a megalichthyidid scale. I like how it is colored! Fish chunks. I don't know if these would be identifiable, but I would at least like to know what sort of fish they're from. Placoderm, maybe?
  10. From the album Carboniferous from PA.

    Lophophyllidium sp.? (rugose corals) Pennsylvanian Ames Limestone Mundys Corner, PA.
  11. Found these, my first Pennsylvanian Age marine fossils in calcareous shale in a road cut in western Pennsylvania on a recent trip. According to the Fossil Collecting in Pennsylvania guide, the formation is the Ames Limestone. Any help with IDs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 1.)
  12. U.Devonian Plants

    A plate of stems and branches from the "Red Hill" U.Devonian site near Hyner, Pennsylvania. Catskill formation I believe.
  13. This fossil was found in a stream in Huntingdon County, PA. I think the rock is a shale. I am not very familiar with geology or fossils so any identification help is greatly appreciated. My initial thinking (guessing) is that it is a coral or a fern-like plant. Thanks in advance!
  14. What happens When I get Bored

    My thanksgiving was a bit of a downer so I cheered myself with some fossil hunting in some of my old favorite spots. The trilobite and Shell casts are from a Devonian locality along Pa rt. 150, Howard, Centre County, PA. The gastropds are from a city park in Altoona. All were weathered out and surface collected.
  15. Swatara Gap State Park (1)

    It was a beautiful sunny day here in PA so I took advantage of it by cracking open some rocks I found earlier this year at Swatara Gap State Park. Pics 1 & 2. I'm thinking this is part of a Greenops. Both cast and mold shown. One pic taken in sunlight and one in shade. My question is, is this the head with eyes showing? It's at an angle where I can't quite figure it out.
  16. Mahantango Fossil ID (5)

    More fossil ID's please! Found at Seven Stars location. Devonian I presume. 1 & 2 are of some sort of ball or spherical rock/fossil? Front & back. More to come.
  17. Mahantango Fossil ID (4)

    Found at Seven Stars, Pa location. Pics show top view with rippled circular area, bottom/looking into textured area (it almost looks like a smooth shell was lodged into the center) and last pic of the back of the matrix.(the lighter area on back is where I was trying to chip away but then decided to leave well enough alone) Size is 1" in diameter. TIA for your help!
  18. Mahantango Fossil ID (3)

    Found at Seven Stars, Pa location. Both fossil face & matrix back shown. Size is 2 1/4" long x 1 1/2" wide. TIA for your help!
  19. A Field Trip To Saint Clair, Pa

    First of all, I would like to thank the Reading Anthracite Company for graciously allowing us access to their property near Saint Clair, PA. Our fossil hunt was a blast, and I would also like to thank the two Reading Anthracite employees who showed us how to get there, as well as directed us down the trail to the site itself. My family, as well as some other homeschooling friends, were allowed access to the site for our homeschool field trip. I handed out some pictures of ferns we might find, as well as some other general information about the Pennsylvanian period and PA coal mining, and then we walked down the trail to the site. We poked around some of the broken shale near the entrance, but it wasn't really that great. However, once we walked further into the site we started finding ferns like crazy. We found plenty of Alethopteris, a few Neuropteris pinnules and and a few other plants. We took some of the larger shale chunks from other peoples' old holes and split those, and we got some great ferns. My favorites are probably some of the nice Sphenophyllum stems and leaves I found! They weren't as common as ferns, but I love the look of all the little leaves arranged along the stem like that. We picked up some great ferns from the more weathered stone, but near the end of our fossil hunt I walked to the other end of the fossil site. I was annoyed that I had spent all my time closer to the entrance, because when I walked further in I found a lot better preserved ferns. I grabbed as many as I could carry, walked back to my backpack, but then we had to leave. We had an awesome fossil hunt, and we couldn't have asked for better weather. Hopefully, I taught my friends and family at least something about fossils from this trip It is getting dark now, but tomorrow I'll take some photos of the fossils. For now, here's a pic of the site: I am very glad that they allowed us access to the site. We were allowed access because it was an educational school field trip, but this gives me hope for other closed sites. Maybe, by setting an example of good fossil hunters, these sites may once again be opened. We can only hope!
  20. Wavellite On Gastropods

    Since I'm new I thought I'd share a pic of my prize find - Wavellite (hydrous aluminum phosphate = the green spiky balls) on a base of several gastropods from the Keyser Formation in Snyder County Pennsylvania.
  21. North-Eastern Pa Plant Fossil?

    Hi again Look at what my 6 year old son, a.k.a. fossil hunter found around our PA vacation house! When my husband gently split it, it revealed even more imprints inside. The third, smaller piece was found right next to the larger one. What do you think it is?
  22. Swatara State Park

    Hi...I am new to the group and new to fossil hunting so i can use all the help i can get! My daughter joined science olympiads this year...she has always had an interest in fossils so she competed in the fossil event (she even won a medal!) anyway this has lead to the whole family getting a new hobby. I am taking a road trip from NC to NJ in the next couple weeks. I thought to break up the trip maybe we could look for some fossils along the way. I drive I77 until just into VA then to I81 past harrisburg PA, then I78 into NJ. I found a place called swatara state park in PA...trilobites are my daughters new favorite thing in the world so i thought we could look around there. my questions are: Is it safe? It will be just my daughter and me as my husband cannot get away for the trip so is this a safe area to be in by ourselves? Is there anything left to find there? I saw that it is a .5 mile walk to the site but is there anything to find once we get there? Does anyone have any other suggestions of places to stop...hopefully not to far off the interstates? we went to aurora nc over christmas and brought back some dirt that she is constantly looking through so even something like that...the quality of the finds does not have to be the best, just fun for her to find something. thanks for the help!
  23. Trip To The Montour Preserve

    Yesterday I revisited the awesome Montour Preserve Fossil Pit! The pit is an old borrow pit the Preserve uses to dig gravel for trails and paths. The pit is open to collectors, and collecting is encouraged - a paved parking lot and a sign that says "Montour Fossil Pit" welcome any collectors to the area. When I first arrrived, I walked up and down the hill a little to look for surface finds. I've found some nice fossils using this method. When I was done with that, I searched for the spot I had been digging in last time I visited. I had been digging in a rather fossiliferous section of the hill. When I had found that, I used my chisel and hammer to pry out layers of the shale. It worked fairly well, but I wasn't getting that much shale out with that method. I had noticed some fault lines/fractures in the area I was digging, so I tried using them to my advantage. I hammered my chisel under a large section of shale, then I would use my hammer to lift it out. Using this method, I managed to clear a good section of the hillside. I got lots of trilobite heads, horn corals, brachiopods (huge ones!), and lots of other random bits of stuff. I think I even got a good section of a Greenops trilobite. I'll be air erasing most of these fossils before I post them, but here are a few teasers Trilobite (Eldredgeops rana) head in situ: Horn coral in situ: I had arrived at the pit around 6:00, so by the time I was leaving it was already getting dark: I'll post updates when I've prepped some of these fossils!
  24. Trilobite Fossils From Pennsylvania?

    I recently found this sample in a hill dug out for the construction of a new Walmart. I think the age of the rock is Silurian, but I need to get a more detailed map to double-check. It looks to me like there might be three pieces of trilobites on the rock. One bigger and one smaller at the center, and the other at the top left, kind of out of focus. I am thinking it is may be the anterior margin of the cephalon?
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