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Found 24 results

  1. From the album Nautiloid’s Eurypterids and other Silurian fossils

    Unknown sp. of brachiopod on a partial Eurypterus remipes prosoma Upper Silurian Bertie Group Fiddlers Green Formation Phelps Member Herkimer County, New York Collected 8/22/20
  2. Dolichopterus walking leg

    From the album Nautiloid’s Eurypterids and other Silurian fossils

    Dolichopterus macrocheirus partial walking leg Upper Silurian Bertie Group Fiddlers Green Formation Phelps Member Collected 8/22/20
  3. Plate of Eurypterus and Pterygotus parts

    From the album Nautiloid’s Eurypterids and other Silurian fossils

    Assorted Eurypterus remipes and Pterygotus sp. parts Upper Silurian Bertie Group Fiddlers Green Formation Phelps member collected 8/22/20
  4. Hello all! As I’ve been taking a closer look at some of the rocks from my previous fossil hunt on August 22, I have been finding some pretty cool fossils that I overlooked at first. I am going to show some of the more interesting ones on this post. Enjoy! ~ Owen
  5. Juvenile Pterygotid mouth part

    From the album Nautiloid’s Eurypterids and other Silurian fossils

    A mouth part from a juvenile Pterygotid Upper Silurian Bertie Group Fiddlers Green Formation Phelps Member Herkimer County, New York Collected 8/22/20

    © Owen Yonkin 2020

  6. Partial eurypterid with feeding parts

    From the album Nautiloid’s Eurypterids and other Silurian fossils

    Partial Eurypterus remipes with three body segments, a partial prosoma, the beginnings of both swimming legs, and the backs of the feeding parts. Upper Silurian Bertie Group Fiddlers Green Formation Phelps Member Herkimer County, New York Collected 8/22/20

    © Owen Yonkin 2020

  7. Partially covered Eurypterid cephalon

    From the album Nautiloid’s Eurypterids and other Silurian fossils

    Eurypterus remipes cephalon Upper Silurian Bertie Group Fiddlers Green Formation Phelps Member Herkimer County, New York Collected 8/22/20

    © Owen Yonkin 2020

  8. Perfectly split Eurypterid telson

    From the album Nautiloid’s Eurypterids and other Silurian fossils

    Eurypterus remipes telson Upper Silurian Bertie Group Fiddlers Green Formation Phelps Member Herkimer County, New York Collected 8/22/20

    © Owen Yonkin 2020

  9. Hi Forum members, Yesterday I went to a spot in Herkimer County in search of Eurypterids! This spot exposed the Fiddlers Green Formation of the Upper Silurian Bertie Group. I had never found a Eurypterid so I was excited to go, and I had heard this was a productive spot. I got there and the first rock I looked at had an exploded eurypterid on it! There were eurypterid bits and pieces all over the place. Eurypterids seemed to be much more abundant at this spot than I thought they would be! I only got to stay there for a half an hour but managed to track down a few nice finds. The rock at this locality is hard like concrete and is pretty much impossible to split (especially the freshly weathered out material). All of my finds came from surface collecting in the weathered out rocks. Thanks for looking! Owen
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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

  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Serrated Telson closeup

    From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    Close-up of the business end of E Remipes...
  19. 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.
  20. Eurypterus Remipes

    From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    18 cm specimen
  21. Found near Ilion NY. Chaetocladus algae sp? Fossil about 8 cm
  22. 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