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  1. I decided to take the day off of work today because it was supposed to be in the mid 40's and I figured I could whack open some Mazon Creek concretions. I was very nice out, but I figured that my time would be better spent cutting down matrix on a number of pieces that I collected recently from 3 different time periods (Pennsylvanian, Mississippian and Ordovician). I did not get everything cut down, but it was a good start, here is the aftermath. Pennsylvanian- Sometimes things just pop out of the matrix like the two beauties Ordovician- Mississippian-
  2. So as some of you may know, the good Dr has been back in New Zealand and we have had 2 incredible trips so far with the results being accepted by the Canterbury Museum for prep and identification!! So I took the opportunity of a day off work to take the Good Dr and a friend to a local spot for a nosey around looking for more great Gastropod hash plates like I have all around my garden.
  3. I just recently started collecting Ordovician fossils; I always intended to stay with Mazon Creek and Oligocene Mammals, but after seeing Indiana Ordovician hash plates on a couple trips to St. Leon and Lawrenceburg, I have fallen in love with these snapshots in time. When I am out collecting, it gets really hard for me to determine which ones I want to bring home, since they all have a different story. Below are a few of my favorites:
  4. Tile Saw for Hash Plates

    I love hash plates, but the problem is that they are usually big and heavy. I have tried to break them down a bit with a hammer, and though it works sometimes, I also do damage a fossil on occasion. So I usually either leave them at the site, or if I do bring them home, I put them in a tote and forget about them. Flash back to Black Friday and I was walking through a local chain Do It Yourself Hardware store and on an endcap I saw a small diamond blade tile saw for $35.00. I decided to buy it and see how it worked. Prior to putting it together, I decided to check the internet for reviews, and a lot were not good. But I think that was more geared to a person who was going to use it day in and day out. So I decided to keep it and try it out today. I have to say that I was extremely pleased with this little piece of equipment. It cut many Ordovician hash plates down to a size that makes the fossils easier to store. Many of the larger hash plates that I have in my collection have a lot going on, so I just trimmed them down a bit. Other plates that just had one fossil on it I cut the access off so the fossil was just left. If you are looking for a little saw that in my opinion works well, this is it. Here are a couple of individual fossils that I trimmed down.
  5. On my way home from vacation, I wanted to swing by St. Leon to look for some small/ thin Ordovician hash plates, but due to an accident in the area, I decided to swing by the road cut in Lawrenceburg to get some. It was a very hot / sunny day, so I decided to not to spend a ton of time out there. Here are a couple pics of the area and a couple hash plates I collected and a part of a cephalopod.
  6. Hudson Valley Short Trip

    A few pics of some plates I took during a quick trip .......
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