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Found 14 results

  1. 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.
  2. Another crinoid calyx

    Good day folks, I found another crinoid calyx similar to the ones found earlier but with a little bit more definition. I exposed this one with a split, the others were on the exposed surface of a piece of shale that was loose in the plowed up rubble. I was hoping to find more of these, this one was just a few feet from where I found the other two. The gastropod was a bonus. And of course, two more trilobite pygidia along with this small cephalon ... # 29.
  3. 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.
  4. Symmetrical pattern in the print of a ????

    Does anyone recognize this ? I thought it might be a partial print of a cephalon with suture lines but don't see anything resembling this shape or pattern in any of the eldredgeops pics or illustrations I've seen. The opposing "Y"s appear to be symmetrical. Thanks.
  5. 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 !
  6. 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.
  7. Trilobite cephalon # 7

    Beginning to recognize more of the minor details. A small portion of the eye was protruding from the surface a fresh split. A bit of scratching under the microscope revealed my favorite so far. I call it #7. OK, ...... I'm hooked ! Thanks again folks.
  8. Trilobite pygidium

    Found #6 last night. Only a small portion was exposed, I scratched the matrix away to expose the rest. I wish I had learned earlier what to look for more specifically. I am certain that I have overlooked more of what I am looking for than what I have found. Thanks again to all for you guidance, experience and willingness to contribute. Kindest regards.
  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.
  10. Trilobite ? and Coral ?

    Hi folks, found a new one this AM. There is a small piece of a cast loosely fitted in the first pic, then removed and flipped for the second. Can you tell what this is ? Its about 1" wide. Thanks. Also, looks like another little trilobite, bit, butt, pygidium ?
  11. "Inside" orthoceras

    Hi folks, found this orthoceras this morning. Both pieces were relatively close to one another, (rarely happens) There is a strange inhabitant residing inside. Do you recognize it ? I'm experimenting with photos through a microscope. Hope they are clear enough. The second find today is another one I haven't seen yet. I assume it is a cephalapod but the sutures are very close together, unlike the others I've found here. They are only 0.5mm (0.02") apart. It is basically round and tapered like the others also. Thanks
  12. New finds in the "extended" berry patch. This is the best example I have so far of the Pleurodictyum styloporum coral. Comparing with this link: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-thought-id-start-my-blog-with-post-on.html and previous post id's. These were right at the surface under 3" of topsoil. The link does not list the rugos coral, which I've seen illustrated elsewhere. Please help verify that what I have here is the rugos. Thanks again. .......more.....
  13. Here is the largest brachiopod that I have found here yet. I could see the very end of it in the matrix and it was loose. The chunk didn't break exactly where I wanted it to, never does, but it came out OK. It was cracked into a few pieces so I glued it back together. Finally found one "eatin' size". Cheers.
  14. Crinoid ? or ????

    Does this look like a crinoid stalk ? The spacing of the structure is different than all others found here. (can get better pics later) Thanks.