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  1. Looking into going up to the Shawangunk formation near the Delaware River gap, looking for any fossils but would most like to find a eurypterid. My problem is I can’t find exactly where the fossiliferous parts are. I know it’s a long shot but has anyone hunted this formation before.
  2. I live in jersey near Philadelphia and I was hoping to find eurypterid fossils but the only stop I can find is Lang’s quarry which is over 5 hours away and cost a ton to hunt. I am wonder if anyone has found evidence of eurypterids in Pennsylvania , Maryland, or southern New York. If you have any pictures I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Noel.
  3. Early Sea Life

    From the album My Collection

  4. A Eurypterid in San Diego?

    Found this artifact in Black's Beach, San Diego. Looks like a 6-ft scorpion. A Eurypterid maybe? I video and 3D scanned the find and sent it to The Nat and ROM (Toronto). Waiting for a response. Here are a few pictures. This ditch is likely to have been dug by the recent rains. Compare the size to my wrist watch: Closer look: Wavefront .obj file: Hit me up for high-res images, obj file, video, etc. Thanks!
  5. Hey everyone! I finally had a day to go out and enjoy a Saturday fossil hunting with no time limit!! I decided to check 2 middle Devonian locations that have yielded nice dipleura specimens in the past. I’m still looking for “that one” specimen....eventually I’ll find one. I didn’t find the trilobite I tasked myself to find but I did find awesome stuff on Saturday . So here is a little trip report from Saturday September 28, 2019 plus some extra stuff I found earlier in the month. I’ll throw it in at the end. I got up really early so I could get to Cole Hill by sunrise. I had 2 sites in mind from the start. My new house is now only 30 minutes away from CHR which was a nice surprise! Early morning view I’ve had some tough outings at Cole Hill. This rock is so hard!!! I’ve tried clearing overburden just to get to more immovable rock. Anytime I get things moving I find something decent so that was the goal. Find rock that moves!! I ended up finding a spot way off the main outcrop and I got to work. I immediately found a plate with 5 cephalons!! It’s not being very photogenic so I took a picture after making them wet. the right shot shows 4 cephalons stacked in between the white scale bars....the left one shows the 5 hidden cephalon that Is under another cephalon. The bottom piece is just a cheek but could continue I’m not sure. Not very photogenic but rare to find an assemblage like that. I was able to find an area with more weathered rock and I found around a dozen cephalons!!! These are the better and bigger ones. I have a few nice juveniles but they are half covered in rock. I liked these 2 a lot. The left one is very 3D (also came in 10 pieces lol) and the right one has all the cephalon margins intact!! some nicer pygidiums I found. I found 7-10 total in various conditions. I found a lot of associated fauna as well!! The Gastropods came from mostly one bedding plane. The same spot I found the cephalon hash plate these were not far behind littered all over. I also found a bunch of bivalves! Way more than I usually do. I collected more on this trip than I have in the past. The rock kept moving and I kept finding!! After I worked the shelf back far enough I decided I wasn’t going to try and find a new spot. 4 hours of collecting and it was time to go to Deep Springs Rd. Even though I didn’t find exactly what I was after I found lots of amazing specimens compared to past trips . Kept my finder crossed that DSR would be as kind. DSR next post.....
  6. Today I stopped at a garage sale at an ESCONI members house, this is the same location of an earlier garage sale that I posted about a couple months ago. @stats Rich was there and he spotted this Eurypterid first and let me but it. I don’t know what I will do with it and I am not sure if $100 was a good deal, but I was happy with it. I believe this piece cane from Rochester, New York. If anyone has any info on it please let me know. I am really thinking about cutting it down to a smaller size and see if there is anything else in the excess matrix. i also picked up some miscellaneous flats of different prices. There were some larger pieces that were identified at coming from Saint Marie’s Cement Company, Bowmanville (Ontario, Canada) - Ordovician. I do not know if this is the correct ID, but here are some pics of some of the stuff after I split them. I got 4 large plates for $5.00. I got a flat of fossils that was identified as coming from the James Dick Cement Company (Brechin, Ontario, Canada). This flat contained various brachiopods, gastropods, etc., I paid $20.00 for the flat and separated out what I wanted and put them into a Plano tackle box. More in next post.
  7. Hi we've found these fossils in buffalo ny and based only on google searches we see resemblance with eurepterids as well as straight shelled nautiloids. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The photos shown are all different fossils I have them labeled a through c to make identification discussions easier. Thankyou in advance, we're learning!
  8. Mazon creek unknown

    About a week ago I ran across a thread about an unknown possibly being a eurypterid carapace. This made me think about my own unknowns and I'm now wondering the same thing about this:
  9. Possible eurypterid fossil.

    I went fossil hunting at a Aberlemno quarry in Forfar a couple of weeks back and found what I think is the tail of a eurypterid. I am just wondering if anyone could tell me if I am right? The quarry has been known to produce eurypterid fossils in the past.
  10. My Eurypterid hunting from this past weekend has got me chomping at the bit! The current thaw hasn’t been buried in snow yet so good news. I had about 40 free minutes today and I was 15 minutes from a roadcut known to expose the Phelps member of the Bertie group. I decided to slip out and scout the outcrop and see what it looks like for 2019. I want to give it a good try this year. I ended with a lucky little visit!! It’s hard to hunt here but with some work it could produce. Finding anything is a win. I use to hunt here more often years ago (2012) but lost all my progress to another fossil hunter. No hard feelings at all. It’s just fossil hunting. Long story short I exposed a good shelf and cut my hand and had to leave. The next time I came back the shelf was busted into a million pieces. So I’ve left it alone mostly for years and hunt there once in a very great while. In a sense they helped me get the rock out to weather. It it looks like a pretty tired exposure with the one hole I started with help of my unknown fossil friend. Each time I go back it seems like me and one other person are the only visitors. It’s getting more overgrown each year. I’ve seen a super nice double come from this place...but back when it was much less overgrown.
  11. I went to see a friend Alan Lang today and had a very unexpected day! Ive been working on prepping/sorting specimens with Al indoors recently because the weather has been so lousy. I’ve been volunteering and prepping on weekends purely because I have become good friends with Al, I love fossils and I’m obsessed with Eurypterids lol. Lucky for me he likes me enough to keep me around . When I showed up today I was expecting to be indoors. I brought him a carload of beerflat boxes cause they are perfect for transporting fossils. When we were unloading my car he asked me “do you have your coat?”. We had a huge melt the last 2 days and he was itching to check out the quarry and see how the new slabs were weathering. Both of us have been talking about sneaking out sometime in January if we got a melt...but the moment came sooner!! He gave me a big Carhartt and off we went. I’ve never seen the quarry before today.
  12. I won the Eurypterid gamble!

    I finally bought myself a Eurypterid. I've been looking for years and i didn't want to spend more than $200. I knew i could find a deal eventually, i just needed a little patience, education, a good eye and a bit of luck. I took a gamble on this piece for only $99. From the provided pictures i saw from the "auction site" i saw i could clean up the tail and head for sure and a left arm was possibly there. Sold. A week later i decided to prep it a bit today on Christmas while my son was with his Mother. I uncovered the full tail, then complete left arm......then complete right arm!.........then walking appendages!!!! Holy complete Eurypterid for only $99!!! Lol Now here's why this is posted in the 'questions & answers' subforum. Should i dig into the left side of the head to possibly uncover the other walking appendages??? Being as complete as this is i am assuming they're there. But I'm not sure if digging into this would be worth it.... What do you guys think? Bought as is After prep Walking appendages To fossil hunt it takes a good eye, education and lots of luck. The same goes for buying fossils as well.
  13. Hello! As a typical New York fossil hunter I have always had a special interest in Trilobites and Eurypterids. When I was in my undergrad in Buffalo I was able to get my hands on load of trilos but eurypterids were seemingly not available anymore outside of Lang’s quarry. I have found some luck at a roadcut in Litchfield, New York and these are the pictures I will share. It’s a very difficult place to dig honestly and I’m lucky to have a half decent little Eurypterid. I really want to dig Ridgemount quarry. I hear people still go there but I’m not really sure how to go about it. In conclusion, here are my Litchfield NY finds! Al
  14. Mazon Creek Eurypterid Carapace ???

    I have had these two pieces in my collection for a long time- I always have had a hard time tossing them when I come across them in their drawer because they remind me of a Eurypterid carapaces. What do you think? @RCFossils / @Rob Russell / @fossilized6s / @Peat Burns and any others that might have info.
  15. Eurypterids-sea scorpions

    From the album Invertebrates and plants(& misc.)

    Balteurypterus Tetragonophtalmus arthropoda-chelicerata Ukraine, Kamianets-Podilskyl silurian
  16. Eurypterid-sea scorpion

    From the album Invertebrates and plants(& misc.)

    Eurypturus lacustris arthropoda chelicerata bertie Gr. Williamsville (A) Fm Buffalo, Western New York silurian
  17. Any Eurypterid sites out there?

    After my last trip to my favourite home-grown trilobite site on the Conasauga in May, two things have happened: 1: Due to a packed June and whacky schedule (since Philmont has, for all intents and purposes, burnt to the ground, cancelling the trip ), I have been on somewhat of a hiatus for the Forum. 2: July also seems to be packed, with Mom getting surgery for cancer soon, and still facing the reality that Dad isn't there. With all this happening, I haven't had much time to go on fossil hunts. Just over a week ago, I had my first college tour at GCSU, as well as a prep and specimen lab behind-the-scenes tour with my newfound friend Ashley Quinn (who I came to know through PAG (she being the president), of which I'm now a member! ). It looked just like it does in the documentaries, so now I'm stoked about going there, almost entirely forgetting I have to get through senior year in high school first. This trip has also, quite unsurprisingly, refueled my hunger to find old petrified dead things. Now looking for something to liven up what has honestly been quite a downer summer, I'd like to take a crack at finding something that I've been thinking on hunting for quite a while now: Eurypterids. The only problem is, aside from Lang's Quarry which for all I care is an entire continent away and might scare anyone taking me with the pay-to-dig stuff, I've had little luck in finding a place that produces the overgrown lobsters. Anyone got tips for a place that might be somewhat closer to home near the peach?
  18. Does anyone have any specimens of the eurypterid suborder Stylonurina? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stylonurina These can include partials and fragments. There seems to be very scant remains of these critters. It would be cool if a TFF member has one in their collection.
  19. Eurypterid in Buffalo?

    Hello all, I am a newer fossil hunter in the Buffalo, New York area. I am doing some personal research of the eurypterid in New York. Obviously with the eurypterid being the fossil of New York it does have high density in New York, more so upstate, but I am looking for some in the direct Buffalo area. I've read a few studies done by local paleontologists and geologists of it being found in the Lang's fossil quarry, Pittsford, as close as Holland, and just over the border in Fort Erie. With that said I think it's easy to then assume it's here in Buffalo, but don't know where to search. Has anyone had any luck in Buffalo? Or heard of places within the surrouding areas to have them?
  20. Carboniferous Nacre

    So I finally have an answer to the identity of this fossil I found in a rock quarry in Crescent, Iowa back in 2015... it has been identified as the back half of a eurypterid with the telson attached and nacre. This is a very unusual find for the location and the age of the shale.
  21. Lots of Eurypterids

    My buddy Al Lang has been busy digging up some real beauties this year already!!! Thought you all would like to see these. Some really nice big specimens here too!!! RB
  22. Trilobite sites of NY

    Hello all, its been a very very long time since I've been on the fossil forum and I'm glad to be back! I've been doing some research on my own trying to scout out a place for me and a couple of friends to dig at once this snarge cold is gone here in NYC. I would love and appreciate a couple suggestions on where to go in NY state. I'm not particularly picky in terms of what I'd like to dig for but I just ask for recommendations that are easier to enjoy for novice paleontology enthusiasts (my friends). And by that I mean that I have come a long way from my spacious work space with sandblasters and chisels when I lived in Idaho, to a crowded NYC apartment! So whatever we dig for (hopefully something like classic Cambrian shale) can be appreciated without much gluing/blasting/prep. We would like to have a dig spot that isn't too treacherous or cramped with camping nearby! Thank you for your time, let me know!! BEN
  23. I participated in a nervous auction on our favorite auction site and I won the auction ... It seems like I was able to fulfill an old dream of having an Eurypterid for my collection. It's 100% real or is it painted or repaired somewhere? Is a good specimen? According to the seller, this is a fossil discovered in Ukraine, only this described in the advertisement and nothing more, so I thank you for any and all information you have about this specimen.
  24. Are these guys real? Would be sweet if they were.
  25. I was considering getting this nice eurypterid fossil head. I know it's just the head, but the price is insanely low and I like the definition of the eyes. But for some reason the eyes feel a bit toooo perfect. The fossil is reportedly un-restored and is from Ukraine.