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Found 6 results

  1. Quartz replacement of algae

    I picked this up today. I think its a silica (beekite ?) replacement of an algae formation or am I imagining it? Opinions appreciated. Btw its from a little Brallier Formation outcrop near my house.
  2. Which Pseuodechenella Is This?

    I have a mostly complete trilobite that I found this summer at Paulding, Ohio (SIlica Fm, Devonian) which I had assumed was a Pseudodechenella lucasensis, partly because it looks like one and that was the only species of Pseudodechenella that I was familiar with from the Silica (granted, I'm no expert, I've just done some reading). But in looking at this specimen a bit closer and reading a few of the articles, particularly Stumm's 1965 description of the species, I'm having some doubt on the ID and want to solicit the opinion of the Forum. I know there are several Devonian trilobite enthusiasts out there and I would appreciate your thoughts. The primary feature that has me questioning the ID is the lack of a medial groove on the brim of the cephalon which according to Stumm is supposed to be one of the diagnostic features. I don't see one on this specimen, but could that be a matter of preservation, growth stage, or just variability within the species? I have seen that P. alpenensis is also found in the Silica Fm. but that appears to have a much wider brim that what this specimen has (about 1mm wide). There are plenty of other species of Pseudodechenella from other areas of the same age and I have looked at lots of pictures, but not picked an obvious match. Stumm made a comparison to P. rowi, but I am not aware of this species being found in the Silica Fm. I am working on gathering the descriptions of these various species so I can see if that helps me, but I thought I'd see what some of you thought. Any ideas are welcome, thanks. The scale is mm's, it is about 19mm long.
  3. Echinocaris punctata.jpg

    From the album Northern's inverts

  4. Hi, I found this neat little thing near the Naugatuck, Connecticut river that recently flooded and receded from spring storms. Do you think it is a fulgurite, or something more "fossily"? I'll be waiting for your eminent opinions!
  5. Bird

    Hello all! It's been awhile. This bird bone was sticking out about 4" from the sand layer. They are getting so deep in the pit they are kind of past the fossil layer. This one must of washed down with the sand. So...figure Pliocene/Pleistocene..North East Simi Valley. Bird, but a big one!
  6. Went to Toledo this weekend to do some fishing in the Maumee River, (river was at near flood stage) Oh, well. Since we couldn't fish we went to the Fossil Park off Centennial Road in Sylvania, OH. 2 for 2 in the bad luck area. You can not use ANY type of digging tools except your hands and maybe a rock you find laying around. If you are familiar with the Silica formation the clay pretty much turns to rock or becomes so sticky you can't dig it. Plenty of piles of clay but no real way to work them. I found a couple of brachs but nothing else. I don't recommend the park for collecting unless you can find out when they deliver new material and get there that day.
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