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Found 15 results

  1. 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.
  2. New Eurypterid fossils

    I went again to Lang's Quarry for the day to look for Eurypterids and associated fauna and had a very successful day with Mr Lang.
  3. Amazing preservation, see closeup images for detail of ornamentation. This near complete specimen is large; about 20 cm in cranial-caudal dimension. At the end of the search, I was sitting in the ATV drinking water, and happen to glance out to the right, when to my shock there was a complete scorpion (Proscorpius Osborni) sitting within easy reach in plain sight!! Mr Lang kept the scorpion in order to try to find the mirror image fossil counterpart, and said he'll let me know if/when he might make it available for sale. I have right of first refusal, at least. On plate I took had both a small Pterygotus claw and the coxa of a giant Pterygotus. 5 cm make sure you click on the image and zoom in to see the detail of the carapace surface
  4. From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    When the Eurypterid bearing strata weather and crack conchoidally, two nearly identical fossils are produced when the rock splits through the fossil itself.
  5. Proscorpius Osborni complete individual

    From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    I found this at Lang's quarry. I have bragging rights at least -- Mr Lang said maybe 20 specimens of Proscorpius have been found at his quarry in the last 30 years. The specimen was displaced from it's original location, and Mr Lang kept the specimen in an effort to find the counterpart mirror image fossil, but may yet make it available to me to buy.

    © Can forward this image to academic institutions with my permission only

  6. I went to a rock outcropping in Central NY to look for Eurypterid fossils for about 2.5 hours yesterday, and focused on perusing the tailings pile that looked old, hoping for new freeze-thaw fracture planes through old discards might reveal previously hidden fossils. My finds were scattered partial specimens; I also collected 10 samples of the Bertie Waterlime (is the new term for Waterlime Dolomite or Dolostone?) with probable remains that were mostly hidden for purposes of experimenting with artificial freezing and thawing to try to uncover the fossils within. I will report on those experiments at some point in the future, as I hope to try a couple of approaches and document the results to see what will maximize recovery of the fossils. It was somewhat in shade in the afternoon hours--it would be exposed in sun during the morning, so bring sunscreen. It was cloudy when I took this picture. 2 cm 2-3 cm 2cm About 2.5 cm transverse
  7. Eurypterid hunt in NY

    My daughters and I went on what I thought would be a once in a lifetime hunt for Eurypterids over Memorial Day weekend this year. I wanted to share the bounty...18cm long 20 cm closeup of telson cool to get dorsal and ventral aspects of the prosoma, thanks to the plane of the conchoidal fracture
  8. Close-up of coiled E remipes

    From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    14 cm complete specimen. Fortunate fracture plane allows seeing both the dorsal prosoma with the eye, as well as the ventral chelicerae
  9. Serrated Telson closeup

    From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    Close-up of the business end of E Remipes...
  10. Eurypterus Remipes

    From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    20 cm specimen. The stone was removed from strata mechanically two or three seasons ago, and left to weather in order to accelerate conchoidal fracturing through the stone to more easily expose the fossil.
  11. Eurypterus Remipes

    From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    18 cm specimen
  12. Found near Ilion NY. Chaetocladus algae sp? Fossil about 8 cm
  13. Silurian Plant, Bertie Formation

    Hello, here is a plant fossil from the Bertie Formation, Locality Fiddlers Green; I bought it some time ago. It was labeled Cooksonia, but I have doubts. Since Cooksonia was a tiny plant, the specimen is rather large (scale = matchstick = 45 mm). The supposed sporangium is 9 mm wide, the stem 4 - 5 mm. I also miss any defining features of tracheophytes (no tracheids). There seem to be some inhomogenities or structures in the area of the widest circumference of the supposed sporangium, but possibly this is only the texture of the sediment. So I question whether this is a tracheophyte at all; possibly algae? What do the specialists say who are experienced with material from the Bertie Formation? I know there was a discussion about similar stuff in this forum, but my specimen looks something else: http://www.google.de/imgres?q=Bertie+Formation&hl=de&tbm=isch&tbnid=djMOJqpiUXSCAM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php/topic/30693-fossil-plants-from-the-bertie-formation/&docid=diABCSiJrM3ybM&imgurl=http://www.thefossilforum.com/uploads/monthly_07_2012/post-1408-0-70995100-1342307334_thumb.jpg&w=200&h=161&ei=kKqFULiXNJDKsgaUgoGoDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=347&vpy=333&dur=1672&hovh=128&hovw=160&tx=109&ty=59&sig=113038706526856147472&page=3&tbnh=128&tbnw=160&start=54&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:54,i:304&biw=1246&bih=857 I would be happy if it's really Cooksonia ... but I cannot believe it so far. Thanks, araucaria1959
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