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  1. StephimentaryRocks

    Possible coral with trilobite?

    Hi there! I recently purchased an awesome Flexicalymene trilobite. After unwrapping it, there was a bonus surprise fossil! I didn't think too much of it prior to buying, and just thought it was a matrix blob from the seller's photo. But I'm pleasantly surprised! My first thought was that it was a piece of coral or some type of ocean plant. The info card that came with the trilobite states that it was found in Mt Orab, Ohio, USA in the Arnheim formation. Wondering if any of you cool cats would be able to identify what it is? I'm just curious and interested
  2. markjw

    Fossils from somewhere else

    Today, the one who advises me was sitting (!) on a rocky beach and she reached down to pick up a fossil. Looks a bit like a nautiloid called Beloitoceras. This got me thinking...we find many fossils that don't come from the local bedrock. Rocks are brought in to fill under bridges, as 'armour stone' on the shore, to decorate gardens, to demarcate parking lots. Here are some examples of "erratics" from west of Mississauga. The one we found today:
  3. Hey folks, I’m going to keep it short and sweet. I turned 31 yesterday (May 26th) so I had the day off from work. Still feeling inspired by my Lorraine group adventures I went out exploring again. I did lots of hiking...turns out so much so that I hiked out of the Whetstone Formation and into the Pulaski Shales. The Pulaski formation is just shales and sandstones (50/50 split pretty much) alternating....the upper whetstone grades into the Pulaski conformably so there isn’t an abrupt change. It just starts to have many more sandstone beds inter layered. So basica
  4. I haven't seen hardly any Ordivician-related posts for a while so here's my input. I was out collecting yesterday off Interstate 75. Nothing all that good had occurred until I found this flexy... Nearly 5 years ago I found the chunk of rock (in the middle of my hand) that appeared to contain some amount of trilobite I never expected much so it was ignored until this past Feb when I finally prepped it. I was happily surprised at what finally appeared. It has a few blemishes and is nearly 100% complete.
  5. I spent yesterday trying out a location along the southwest corner of Tug Hill Plateau in Oswego County NY. There is a road cut exposure that is very weathered. Lots of crumbly mud- and silt-stone, interspersed with sandstone. I couldn’t get very low on the exposure because the river that the highway crosses was high, no shelf or margin of error to climb down. On the Rockd app, this is supposed to be late Ordovician Pulaski and Whetstone gulf, and I wanted to find trilobites. I think I found one fragile flexicalymene, Prasopora (chocolate drop bryozoan), and a big orthocone. Very few tril
  6. JulianoLPD

    A bunch of Morrocan trilobites

    Hi there, guys. So, I recently bought a lot of trilobites from a Morrocan seller. I asked here in the forum for an ID and it turned out one of the trilobites came with wrong determination, so I'm adding pictures of the other specimens hoping you guys can help me get to genus at least. They were all sold as Phacops, but of course, the seller does not have knowledge enough to ID them, and neither do I (probably, even less, actually...). I'll add the pictures below for each specimen. First two pieces I believe it's Flexicalymene sp. Thanks in advance, Juliano
  7. Day Three ; Locality One (Or Eight if you include Days One and Two) Ait Benhaddou, Morocco. 21st February 2019 We spent the second night in Ouarzazate, where the biggest film studios in Africa can be found and many famous films have been shot. In the morning we went briefly to the Atlas Studios where Anouar took some photos of the exterior for his blog, but non of us actually wanted to go in, so we headed for the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. The road going south from Ouarzazate, at Ait Saoun, just before one reaches Agdz is a fossilized and genuine stromatolite reef, but it
  8. oilshale

    Flexicalymene ouzregui

    From the album: Invertebrates

    Flexicalymene ouzregui Destombes, 1966 Lower Ordovician Tazoulait Morocco Length 5 cm / 2 inch
  9. Hey Gang, Need some help. I've got a couple trilobites and I realize I dont have confirmed ID/provenance. They were labeled as being from Morocco. 1)Maybe a Flexicalymene? 2) Not sure what this one might be and it looks like much different matrix and preservation than I've seen for Morocco? Maybe something like a Phacopsid? Thanks for the help in advance. Regards, Chris
  10. FossilFrenzy

    Ohio Trilobites

    I was given these two trilobites from my uncle in Michigan, and he found them locally in Ohio about 11 years ago. I was thinking they are flexicalymene but I am not certain since I am new to identification. Thanks in advance! The smaller one is almost exactly 0.5" long (back of matrix shown), the wider one almost 1.5".
  11. My story will be a bit(could be too much) long, so I put this report separately from @Kane's report. I'm not sure I can do this or not 'cause this is my first time to write same topic from others'. If I should not do this, I apologize administrator for making bothersome Before I start my story, I convey my profound and huge gratitude to @crinus for taking me quarries(these travels were my very first visiting to not only quarries, but also Ontario's fossil site!) and giving a lot of nice fossils to me what he found, and to @Northern Sharks for giving a nice specimen to me w
  12. JUAN EMMANUEL

    Flexicalymene granulosa

    From the album: Urban Fossils of Toronto (Georgian Bay Formation, Lower Member)

    Flexicalymene granulosa, Mimico creek, Toronto, Ontario. Georgian Bay formation, late Ordovician. Complete specimen still embedded in the shale. Will need prep work to be exposed. I found this one at a collapsed cliff of shale at Mimico creek. I found some flexi's this summer at Mimico creek but usually whole specimens start crumbling apart the moment I try removing the matrix around the specimens.

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  13. On Sunday, my family and I decided to head out for a fossil excursion to spend out day.@Uncle Siphuncle pointed out a good fossil site for me to find trilobites at a road cut in St. Leon, Indiana. Thanks a ton!! Unfortunately, as it had rained for quite a while that day, we had to wait until well after noon to reassure ourselves that we would not need to fossil hunt in the rain. Luckily, this also meant we got fresh picks before the other collectors! Here is the haul from the day: (I hope to bring back more over the course of the week!) Top to bottom:
  14. Greg.Wood

    My package arrived

    I try to find my own rather than buy fossils but I had to have this one..... An enrolled Flexicalymene from a local quarry in Ontario that was too nice to pass up. Roughly 0.75" across.
  15. WhodamanHD

    Trilobite

    From the album: WhodamanHD's Fossil collection.

    Bought before I knew much about trilobites (not that I know a great deal now) in a peculiar place in the New Mexican desert. I bought it for twice as much as I should have. I know very little about this specimen. It might be a flexicalymene.
  16. Hey, there, a while ago my dad bought a trilobite (flexicalymene?) from a trip, I recently found it in my pond and I washed away the algae and dirt and stuff, however the fossil (if real) seems really fragile, it broke into numerous pieces while cleaning. I noticed that there are two color layers in the cross section of the trilobite, and some of the pieces seem like they are just carved out of a rock, no bone structure or anything to separate itself from the rock. The only detail that is convincing me that this might be a real is that there are numerous little shell structures beneath the tri
  17. Hi fellow Fossil Forum members. I have been collecting Vermont trilobites in a location for awhile and am wondering if both of these trilobites are Flexicalymene senaria or do I have two different species. I keep getting conflicting opinions from my fellow collectors. I collected both trilobites from the same area. When I prepped them I thought that were some significant differences in the cephalons. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  18. FossilizedBob89

    Flexicalymene from Ohio

    From the album: Gifts and boughten!

    I've went at the Rocks, Gems and fossils show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada! And I've bought few nice fossils! This was my first choice!
  19. FossilizedBob89

    Flexicalymene from Ohio picture#2

    From the album: Gifts and boughten!

    Rocks, Gems and fossils show in Montreal! New add to my collection!
  20. A few weeks ago I gave two field trip reports on a collecting trip I did on frozen Lake Champlain on the last two days of February. The first day stayed below 10 degrees and the second day warmed up to the teens. Here are the first two trilobites that I prepped from that trip. They are also the third and fourth trilobites I have ever prepared. The second one was difficult because it broke in three pieces and it was covered in crinoid pieces and trilobite pleura.I have several more to do but my microscope lamp died and I am waiting for a replacement bulb.
  21. After having a productive day on the ice yesterday (see Sub Zero Field Trip Report), I convinced my wife Alison to go out with me today. The temperature was a balmy 26 degrees Fahrenheit today. This time I brought a sled, my crack hammer and a slate bar. Instead of repeating the same trek I took my wife to a hundred yard long section of ledge where I found the negative of an Isotelus gigas the day before. Within 15 minutes of arriving Alison found a complete eight-inch Isotelus gigas eight feet up on the cliff on the under side of an overhang. She told me it was too bad we couldn’t get it. I
  22. Let me start off by saying that this has been a much colder than normal winter. The average temperature these past 30 days has been 70 F. Usually we average 220 F this time of year. A friend of mine just sent me pictures of fossils he saw at the Tucson show which really gave me the collecting bug. Last night I decided to go out collecting this morning despite 12-18 inches of snow on the ground. Because of the extreme cold Lake Champlain has frozen solid for the first time in five years. I decided to try collecting using a technique I tried 25 years ago. The method involves walking on lake ic
  23. FossilizedBob89

    Flexicalymene Trilobite

    From the album: Neuville, Quebec, Canada

    Flexicalymene Meeki trilobite Neuvville Formation / Ordovician Quebec city Area, Quebec, Ca. The trilobite is 2,5 cm long This the most beautifull trilobite I have found during last summer (2014) !
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