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  1. Cole Hill 7/5/19

    Hey fossil folks, I’ve been very busy lately moving into my new house and planning my wedding (8/9/19 is the big day) so I haven’t had a chance to report on a few recent trips. In the beginning of July I got some nice fossil hunting in...I went to Cole Hill Rd, DSR and Briggs rd but I’ll post the latter at another time if I get the chance. This is just a short and sweet trip report for Cole Hill Rd from Friday July 5th. I got out of work slightly early and made the quick 40 minute drive to the site. I hunted from about 545-8pm. I decided I would try to move some overburden and see if the rock was weathered below....I did a lot of work only to struggle moving the rock. Maybe the winter will loosen it up. I did end up finding a little spot with rock that was more “movable” and I had a little hot streak of parts and pieces. Nothing articulated but some nice cephalons and pygidiums. Heres some of the better Cephalons (sorry I missed the scale bar!!) plus a few body segments I found. The one at the bottom right is probably the best one but is covered by a brach. It looks like I could smack it with a hammer and pop it off but I’m going to wait for better equipment. I like the detail on this partial cephalon. Heres a line up of the better pygidiums I found. I really like the dipleura pygidiums because you can usually see faint evidence where the pygidium used to be more segmented as a juvenile. Kinda neat. Can’t ignore the associated fauna....some nice bivalves, a Gastropoda and a small cephalopod. That’s it for this trip. I still really want to find that “wow” specimen but I’ll have to pay my dues. It’s a very difficult outcrop to work, at least for me. Glad I found some nice partials, my last trip wasn’t as successful. I ended up going to DSR and Briggs rd the next day on July 6th and did decent. I had a really excellent find at Briggs rd I want to share so as I get the time I’ll try to post my fossil hunt from July 6th. Thanks for reading Al
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