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This is from Little Falls, NY. I noticed it on a small chip of shale. The first thing that came to my mind is a hyolith because of the cone shaped top and the small semicircle that is just in front of it but looks detached. The fossil site I found this in seems to be relatively deep water due to the presence of Triarthrus trilobites and large, straight-shelled cephalopods. Is this consistent with habitats hyoliths have been found in before? Sorry for the blurry photo, it's the best I could get. The camera doesn't want to focus on it.
I found this trilobite in Little Falls, NY. It's about an inch long. I love the color and the fairly good preservation caused by the pyrite. It looks like there is some very thin shale covering parts of it and I want to remove these pieces. The problem is that I don't know how to do this without scratching or ruining the fossil. I only have a small set of dental picks available to use. Any help or recommendations on what tools to get if I need anything would be appreciated.
On a recent trip up to Little Falls, I somehow managed to spot this little guy while going through some scraps of shale. It isn't excellently preserved or anything and it's only an impression of a cephalon but what surprised me was the size of it. It's less than 4 millimeters wide and that's stretching it. It's certainly the smallest Triarthrus I've seen. Sorry for the poor quality, this is as good as I can get through a microscope.