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  1. FossilNerd

    First Trip to St. Leon

    Last weekend I finally made my way up to the famous St. Leon road cut. Also known as South Gate Hill in some literature. I made the 2.5 hour drive to Lawrenceburg Indiana after work last Friday and stayed overnight so that I could be up with the sun and on my way Saturday morning. The site itself is another 20-30 minutes from the hotel. By 6am I was out the door and on the road. After a quick gas station stop I found myself at the mile long road cut. Most people come here to hunt in the butter shale of the exposed Liberty Formation fo
  2. Sample was found in the Liberty formation in the well-known St. Leon roadcut in southeastern Indiana. Sample measures 70.0 x 38.3 millimeters. Monticules are not star-shaped.
  3. Ordivician19

    Is this an orthocone fragment?

    I found this in St. Leon, IN, Waynesville formation, and was just wondering if it was an orthocone fragment or something else. Thanks!
  4. Last month I took a weekend collecting trip down to the Cincinnati area as my last trip of the year. I visited a number of sites in Indiana and Kentucky, and as usual this included the famous Upper Ordovician roadcut near St. Leon, Indiana. Although this site is best known for its trilobites, I found a great crinoid on my last trip there, and had some further crinoid luck on this trip as well. I spent most of my time in and around the butter shale bed of the Liberty Formation, shown below. The find of the day came when I noticed a large accumulation of crinoid stem fra
  5. TeslaHarmonix

    St. Leon trip

    I went down to St. Leon today for the first time ever. All I can say is wow!
  6. Today on my way back home I spent a couple hours collecting on the mile long Ordovician roadcut of St. Leon, Indiana. I believe this roadcut exposes the portions of the Saluda and Lower Whitewater formations as well as the entire Liberty and Waynesville formations. No matter how many people collect at this site, there are always fossils to be found. Here are some pictures of the area.
  7. Tidgy's Dad

    St. Leon Bivalve?

    Here is another specimen from the Southgate Hill road cut near St. Leon, Indiana. So it is Richmondian, Cincinnatian, Late Ordovician in age, Upper Arnheim, Waynesville, or Liberty Formations found in a rock with multiple Strophomena planumbona, lots of tiny ramose bryozoan fragments and some crinoid columnals. At first I thought it was an echinoderm of some ilk, but now I'm leaning towards a fragment of the bivalve Caritodens welchi like the one Ralph @Nimravisposted in this thread : The bit I have is about a centimetre long and 1.5 mm wide. Thank you, as always, for
  8. Tidgy's Dad

    St. Leon Mystery

    Hello, once again, my friends. Another puzzle from the Southgate Hill road cutting near St. Leon, Indiana. It will be Cincinnatian, Late Ordovician in age from the Waynesville or Liberty or Formations. The rock it is in also contains Strophomena planumbona, Eochonetes clarksvillensis, Zygospira modesta and Bythopora deliculata. The shape and growth lines seem to me like the inarticulate brachiopod Pseudolingula, but the 'ribs' and 'tubercles' wouldn't fir this. Looking more closely it seems to have a bryozoan structure, so is it a brachiopod covered in an encrusting bryozoan? Or jus
  9. Nimravis

    Indiana Ordovician Bivalve ID

    Over the weekend I found this bivalve while collecting at the St. Leon, Indiana roadcut. I posted it in the Hunting Trip section, but received no ID on this piece, so I figured that I would put it here to see if some Member could give me an ID. I have never found one like this before nor can I find a similar one while checking various web pages. Thanks
  10. flirtymango

    Trip to St. Leon, IN

    Finally made it out to St. Leon, IN while visiting my girlfriend's family in rural Indiana. Here are some cool specimens I found (lots of brachiopods):
  11. connorp

    St. Leon IDs

    Here are a few small bits from the Cincinnatian (Upper Ordovician) roadcut near St Leon, IN, that I’m not sure of the IDs. They were all collected from the butter shale trilobite layer of the Liberty Formation. First is what I think may be part of a crinoid? Not positive. Next, I have no idea. Maybe part of a crinoid. A fragment of a conulariid also crossed my mind. Here is a small brachiopod that I picked up thinking it was Zygospira but is definitely not. I’m guessing this trilobit is Flexicalymene, but I know a few othe
  12. Since there was no Fossil Garage Sale this weekend I decided to drive 4 1/2 hours down to Brookville and St. Leon, Indiana on Friday to do a little collecting at both sites and then headed back home on Saturday week. I was a quick trip and I hit both sites on each day. On Friday it was about 70 degrees, but poured in the afternoon while I was at a Brookville road cut and on Saturday morning it was a brisk 37 degrees and I forgot to check the "Feels like" temp. The cut is very steep and prior to the rain it was very dry and there were numerous times when I lost my fitting and slid down at least
  13. I made my first trip to the massive Ordovician roadcut near St. Leon IN yesterday. Had a good time. One question I had was about the different formations present there. If I understand correctly, most of the Richmond Group is exposed there, and bottom to top is the Waynesville, Liberty, and Whitewater formations. I really couldn't make out any clear divisions in the exposed rock though. From what I've read, the butter shale trilobite layer is the Liberty formation. I spent most of my time collecting on the second terrace, which appeared to be made at the top of the butter shale layer. So that
  14. Looks kind of like wood, but I know it’s not. The only candidates I have found are stromatolites and bryozoa. I’ve been to St Leon probably 6 times now and never seen this before.
  15. Before I headed back home from my trip to Lawrenceburg, I decided to stop for a few hours in the rain at St. Leon and see what I could find. Here are just a portion of the things that I found. Trilo-Bits Isotelus Trilobite Genal Spine and Thorax Segments Brachiopods- Horn Coral- Isotelus Thorax segment and Straight Cephalopod- Misc.
  16. 10 flexis from about as small as they get to as big as they get in St Leon. I now have both my new largest and smallest flexi from this location.
  17. 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:
  18. My children have been begging us to spend a couple of holidays with them, so this year we drove from Fl to Michigan for Thanksgiving, and then over to Maine for Christmas. It was way colder than we are used to...so, LOL, last trip to Maine in winter. I had planned to stop in Mich near Alpena to fossil hunt but it was too cold. I did stop at familiar places on the way up/ The Conasuaga river bluff of mudstone, which I am still cracking, but have including one nice image from it. And then I stopped along the road cut north of St Leon, Indiania, and found my first rolled trilobite, a little flex.
  19. Nimravis

    Bryozoan ID

    I am wondering if someone can identify this Bryozoan that I found at the road cut in St. Leon, Indiana- I have not found a another one like it. @Peat Burns / @Herb possibly you could help.
  20. dalmayshun

    St leon

    I had mentioned recently iwas going to stop at the highway 1 roadcut north of st leon. Ive stopped before, but never fou d a trilobite there. Well a few hours ago it happened. I found a nice little one rolled up, about 1/2 inch. When i get it and the other things cleaned ill post them. However, i am showing what i think is a partial rolled trilobite, but compared to half incher, it is huge. I only had a quarter to put next to it for size, if it were whole it would be 3 inches wide. Ive never heard of one that large from that location. Am i wrong, i think the left eye is showing, and part of t
  21. Nimravis

    Help with St. Leon, Indiana ID's

    I was hoping that someone on the forum could help with the ID of 2 items that I found earlier in the year at the St. Leon road cut. The first is a nice hash plate that contains something that I believe might be a portion of an Isotelus trilobite- it does not have the shape of a brachiopod and is larger than any brachiopod that I have found there. I also believe that the 2 pieces would connect if not for the matrix between them.
  22. Up for trade, Two Flexicalymene retrorsa found yesterday in St Leon Indiana. Ordovician.
  23. I recently was able to stop at the well known ordovician roadcut just north of St Leon in Indiana. What a wonder. I was able to be there only an hour, but it was fascinating. I was able to find these nice brachipods, but would like to label them correctly and so far books haven't helped me...I thought perhaps someone would be familiar with the brachiapods from that road cut and help me out. thanks. the people on this site are always helpful, and knowledgeable and so it is exciting to be a part of it all. The Brachiapod labeled 6, a,b,c are obviously three different views of the little guy. the
  24. Recently, we made our first trip to St. Leon roadcut in southeast Indiana with my kids and father. Thought I'd put together a report of the trip and show the various items found. I've tried to make my best effort at IDing the brachiopods from the drydredger website, but please let me know which ones are incorrect. Here's some pictures from the location.
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