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I_gotta_rock posted a topic in Partners in Paleontology - Member Contributions to ScienceIn 2008, I found one of the prizes of my collection amongst a pile of sand and broken bits at Calvert Cliffs. I knew from seeing museum specimens of Isognomon maxillata that even with the tip broken off, this was a great find. After admiring it on my shelf every day since, I decided to share it. Today it has a new home at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, which did not have any of this species or much of anything from that region amongst its 2,000,000+ mollusk specimens. Along with the Isognomon, I donated a Chesapectin nefrens shell with a number of pearl buds on the inside and a Tongu
I_gotta_rock posted a topic in Partners in Paleontology - Member Contributions to ScienceI brought home a limb of matrix that had fallen out of the cliff the other week. It dried out and chunks started falling off, revealing a teardrop-shaped shell and a pair of scallops. I carved through it, gluing the heck out of the tear-drop shaped shell the keep it from crumbling, and working all the way around the exposed shells so as not to break them. I found maybe a dozen 1/2-inch or smaller molds and lots of paper-thin bits of broken shell. When I finally dug out the exposed shells, I realized what the rest was-- broken bits of Isognomon maxillata, baby ones, a whole bed of them!