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Found 9 results

  1. orthoceras, goniatite and ? ? ? ?

    Hi everyone. Picked these up yesterday in my garden. The orthoceras orthocone are familiar as is the piece of a goniatite (3rd one here so far) but am wondering what the larger piece is ? It is very smooth, and has the same color, texture and symmetry as the goniatites but is much thinner in proportion. Pictured is both sides and a longitudinal view to hopefully show the symmetry and relatively thin profile. Does it look familiar to any of you ? Thanks.
  2. Trilobite pygidium, Greenops ?

    Hi folks, This looks like a Greenops pygidium but has slightly different spikes than images searched for ref. This was in my typical dig area. Devonian, mahantango, eastern WV. It is quite fragile and was very difficult to expose without totally destroying it. Can you verify / determine the species ? Thanks ! Cheers.
  3. Pleura ? Eldredgeops ?

    Devonian, Mahantango fm., Eastern WV. (average size thumb) Not much here to go on. I barely saw the edge of it so I dug it out ... just to see that it went nowhere. By comparing photos, it looks like a single pleura from an eldredgeops trilobite. Am I close ? If it is, its the first one I've seen here among quite a number of cephalons and pygidia. Been very busy with work, hope to get a chance to look around a bit toward the weekend. Cheers.
  4. Plant leaf ? or ? ? ?

    Greetings again friends. This was found in the same spot as most of the other recent finds here. Eastern WV, Mahantango fm., Devonian as usual. This looks like a plant leaf but is very deeply textured, more-so than I would expect for a leaf this small and under the evident pressures. I thought maybe a pygidium but the ridges / veins / valleys do not exhibit the symmetry I'd expect for a trilobite. Does it look familiar to any of you ? A small remnant, but that is all I recovered. As always, Thanks much ! Regards,
  5. Hey folks, I'm exited ! #30 IS IN ! The first chunk of shale from the new dig at the outcrop mentioned earlier yielded this specimen. It is much, MUCH larger than all the others and looks as if it would have been complete if it hadn't broke out at the edge of the chunk. This shale is very unstable with fractures all over and throughout. It may fall apart at any moment so I photo'd it before doing anything else. I assume it is an Eldredgeops? I think it would be well over 2" long if all of it was there. I never expected to see one this size, how large do they get ? I may try to stabilize it with watered down elmers, or what would you suggest ? Thanks folks, 30 might be my lucky number now. More pics after I "dig in". Kindest regards.
  6. Calyx, exposed

    Hi folks, I posted this calyx for ID some time ago: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/75522-not-a-clue-here-please-take-a-look/&page=2 Since then, I decided to do a little prep on it to maybe expose more of it. Sadly, I did not get very far before it "grew" into the matrix ..... dang it ! But it does look a bit better, amazing to me. Thanks again to all.
  7. Possible trilobite part ?

    Hey folks, just picked this up after lunch. This is the first I've seen anything like this in the garden shale. Does it look like the wings from a trilobite ? It is shown exactly as it split. Is there a way to prepare this ? Thanks !
  8. Hi folks, just back from vacation. Realizing more what to look for, I found 5 more pygidia today as well as this little beauty which was in a piece of shale beside the road at the end of my driveway. I picked it up on my way back from the mailbox as it looked promising. This is trilobite (bit) #15 and replaces #7 as my new favorite. I really dig those eyes ! Just one eye was exposed and there was plenty of matrix there to contain the entire trilobite, but sadly after taking great care (and time) to scratch down to the body, there was only a cephalon. I was so hoping this was a complete one. Will keep looking, and hoping. Thanks for looking, Cheers.
  9. Trilobite ?

    Upon seeing the very nice recent posts by WhodamanHD, I was prompted to revisit my rock-pile stash and crack a few. Does this look like a trilobite ? If it is, the eye is a bit different than WhodamanHD's find. This one would be a bit larger than the others found here too .... if it actually is one. Thanks for looking. ...more.
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