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Yesterday (Wednesday--it's now after 1AM), my husband and I went out hunting with Mikeymig (hi, Mike! Thanks for the trip!). We were looking around a steep slope of Windom shale pieces (Upper Devonian). I was mostly looking for loose brachiopods and horn corals, both of which were fairly plentiful at this site. In one area, I noticed a cluster of small corals on the path at my feet, and stopped to pick them up. One of the smaller pieces was suspiciously round.... Blastoid! It's about 1 cm wide. Mike identified it for us as Nucleocrinus. Apparently, they're rare at that site. This is a first for me. I've never found a blastoid (or a crinoid calyx) before. And if I hadn't been looking closely at my footing, I probably would have stepped on it!