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  1. Found this guy while cleaning out a drawer today. From the Wulongqing Formation (Lower Cambrian, Series 2 Stage 4) in China. I would have guessed Eoredlichia but the long spines (on the third thorax segment I think) are throwing me off. The specimen is quite small, barely 1cm at the longest dimension, so maybe an early developmental stage? It was a bit hard to photograph, let me know if more pictures are needed. Thanks.
  2. More Devonian marines.

    So I went on another scouting mission today. New spot is looking like it will be amazing when I spend a day there. Only spent about an hour looking for fossils and found some interesting stuff. Also my first trilobite Cephalon!!! So stoked!! It has a chip on the front and I think the other eye could be in the matrix. The matrix is a lot harder than what I have found fossils in before, also seems like the fossils are much better preserved.
  3. Oye I managed to get my hands on some very rare stuff (at least in terms of my local area) while hunting this last month in the Georgian Bay Formation in Toronto, Canada. Some of these fossils have been some of the nicest I've ever found, and will probably look even better with a little cleaning. Let's start things off with the usual nautiloids with a side of bivalves: Treptoceras crebriseptum I love these plates so much - they are currently some of my favourite fossils in my whole collection at the moment Treptoceras crebriseptum for the first three, the one on the far right might be a different species as it has a unique spiralling pattern.... Some MASSIVE nautiloid chambers, the biggest I've ever seen!!! A bunch of Rafinesquina brachiopods (I think). These are usually somewhat rare but I've found a lot recently so that is pretty cool A couple Ambonychia and what I believe are Pholadomorpha pholadiformis. A close up one the Pholadomorpha pholadiformis in the middle - one of the most exceptionally well preserved specimen I have ever seen!!!!
  4. Devonian marine fossils

    Found a good spot today that produced a nice variety of marine fossils. Did not spend much time there, was more of a scouting mission.
  5. First of all, apologies for the image quality. I know flash can be pretty horrid but it's all I can do at the moment. Side-views will be found in the following posts! I collected this (probably molted) trilo at Marjum pass in Utah a few weeks ago. The depth of the axial lobe and how the pleurae seem to flare up led me to believe that this specimen is on its back. I only have a pin vise at my disposal and I don't want to ruin a good specimen with the incorrect equipment, but I wondered if anyone has heard of pin-vising Marjum shale. Would you use air abrasion? In that case I will save it for a few years when I can afford it (: Thanks for reading, hope everyone's staying safe!
  6. Odd Morroccan Trilobite Species?

    I found this trilobite online labelled only as 'asaphus'. I certainly don't think I'll buy it, however, I don't believe it's a species I'm familiar with and I'm always interested in furthering my knowledge. I thought I'd put it out to you guys to see if anyone knows what this is.
  7. Taphonomy question

    I'm curious what may have caused this burrow-like hole in dalmanitid eye? The eye popped off while I was prepping it availing a look inside. Microbes, worms, decay?
  8. Kosovopeltis free cheek

    From the album Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Kosovopeltis pompilius Lower Devonian Helderberg Gr. Kalkberg Fm. Rickard Hill Roadcut Schoharie, New York Collected 5/31/20
  9. Hello, I have brought this two trilobites on a online store last month but don’t know it’s real or not, can you help me ? Thanks !!!
  10. A friend has a trilobite marked as Eoptychoparia piochensis from the Cambrian of Pioche, Nevada (Pioche Formation). I wasn't familiar with it and looked it up but couldn't find much info at all. Is that genus valid (maybe just rare)? I collected a couple of different spots out there about twenty years ago - didn't find much - and don't remember hearing about E. piochensis. Thanks, Jess
  11. I finally got back to Syracuse to visit family and got some fossil hunting time in. I started the day at Cole Hill and after getting completely skunked (not to mention hot sweaty and frustrated), I went over to Briggs Road to cheer myself up with some guaranteed E. Rana bugs. When I got there, I found the site much different from previous visits. The whole thing is torn up and there is a ton of fresh exposure. I would say the pit is now at least doubled in size. Based on my experience with the weathering rate of Briggs material, the excavation isnt too old. Partials and rollers were lying around everywhere like it was an easter egg hunt. I found a handful just glancing around on the surface. It was the easiest fossil hunting I've ever done. Most of the trilobits I found were on the lower bench and in the spoil piles- I had hoped that the excavation would expose a new trilo layer on the upper bench, but apart from scattered material that didn't seem to be the case. I left the partials and rollers behind for others to enjoy and took home two bugs that I hope will prove complete after some prepping. Safety Note: There is now a lot of loose material along the rim of both the upper and lower benches. I recommend bringing a hard hat or helmet if you're going to dig or sift through the material along the quarry walls.
  12. Trilobite hypostome ID

    Any idea what species of trilobite this comes from? (Or correct me if I’m wrong in my assumption that it is a trilobite hypostome) Tully, NY
  13. PA Ordovician Starfish

    For Father's Day Weekend my dad and I drove into Pennsylvania yesterday to collect Ordovician fossils at a location I read about with access to the Salona Formation. With rain in the forecast I was a little worried the trip would be a total wash. Instead, we experienced beating sun, and, having left our hats at home, we quickly began to overheat. My dad also found two snakes while overturning some large rocks. To say the least my dad was ready to leave after an hour. Luckily I was able to convince him that if he wanted to stop he should at least let me poke around for another 30 minutes. While I was poking around my dad decided that it would be safer for him to remove and examine new material than to work in the talus. We worked for another hour before calling it a day. When we got home I went to work washing off the many hash plates my dad exposed while removing new material. The plates were covered in a fine layer of dust so it was incredible to see what they fully held after washing them off. As I was washing one plate I had to stop myself in the middle. I could not believe my eyes. In the bottom corner of one plate there was a rather familiar shape that I was not expecting to see. I immediately knew what it had to be. In all of the literature I have seen no mention of starfish fossils being found at this site. Given that my dad was ready to leave after an hour I consider this find even more lucky. Although I did not have anything to go on, I believe that the starfish is Promopalaester bellulus. It certainly made for an exciting and memorable Father's Day Weekend! Here are some of our other exciting finds: Hash Plates with Bits of Cryptolithus Ventral Ceraurus Cephalon Pygidial Spine of Ceraurus Ventral Isotelus Thorax
  14. Hello and I hope everyone is doing well, I have purchased a trilobite and a fish fossil a while back. After finding this forum, I felt like I should post what I purchased here for a peace of mind ( I'm new here ) Can someone give their opinions on whether these two are fake/real ? Thanks in advance
  15. Buchava trilobite

    Hi, I found this cephalon in 2010 at the Buchava site in Czech and would like to know more about it (Ptychoparioides ...?). I hope you can help me to identify. thanks in advance, Mark van Smaalen Wageningen, the Netherlands
  16. Odontocephalus cephalon and pygidium

    From the album Middle Devonian in New York

    Both pieces: Odontocephalus selenurus Middle Devonian Hamilton Gr. Onondaga Formation Manlius, New York Collected 4/18/20
  17. Calymenid free cheek

    From the album Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Lorraine Group in New York

    Calymene senaria? Upper Ordovician Lorraine Gr. Whetstone Gulf Fm. Jefferson County, New York Collected 11/11/19
  18. Triarthrus cephalon

    From the album Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Lorraine Group in New York

    Triarthrus eatoni Upper Ordovician Whetstone Gulf Fm. Lorraine Gr. Jefferson County, New York Collected 11/11/19
  19. Cryptolithus cephalon

    From the album Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Lorraine Group in New York

    Cryptolithus lorrainensis Upper Ordovician Lorraine Gr. Whetstone Gulf Fm. Jefferson County, New York Collected 11/11/19
  20. Large trilobite thoracic segment

    From the album Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Lorraine Group in New York

    Homotelus stegops? Upper Ordovician Lorraine Gr. Whetstone Gulf Fm. Jefferson County, New York Collected 11/11/19
  21. @GeschWhat had the opportunity to join us in this hunt, but requested a picture of my find instead. To appease her request today, I hastily put this report together: @RandyB and his lovely wife are currently on a 2-3 week fossil tour of the western US and I volunteered to provide them with a little fossil hunting during a rest period on their way west. We had a wonderful time, maybe chatting as much as fossil hunting during their short break from driving. We were in the middle of dairy country and the smells of fresh cut alfalfa mixed in with a little "coprolite" permeated the air. To show their appreciation for my time, I was gifted a few fossils. Cretaceous ferns and shark teeth. THANK YOU!!! Randy and his wife (see, I told you I would forget your name) are such a lovely couple, and I love it that both husband and wife like to fossil hunt together. While scouting the area ahead of their arrival, I stumbled on this stromatolite that I would love to set in my back yard as a table. This site has all of the normal Ordovician fossils which "Randy's wife" concentrated on. But I sensed ahead of time that Randy had an interest in finding a trilobite and he was successful!!!! Notice the X. It marks Randy's honey hole!! Don't tell him I showed you. A close up of his trilobite: A nice complete roller of an unknown trilobite to me, to go with countless pygidiums and cephalons of many species. @piranha Not bad for a few hours hunting. Here are a few more from this site, unfortunately, some found after their departure. Isotelus? Hopefully more embedded in the matrix. This is going home to Pennsylvania. This unknown specimen was found too late to send it with: I just noticed in the last photo something bumpy below the trilobite. An eye? Next is a Cerarurus?? Unfortunately, bit weathered. This site is where I found my complete Dolichoharpes reticulatus so it was surprising another great find came my way. Not nearly as rare but absolutely complete. A Thaleops ovata. Both points on the cephalon are there and the genial spine on one side perfect, the other side hopefully embedded in the matrix. I will have this one professionally prepped to ensure the front of the trilobite can be displayed properly.
  22. From the album Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Kosovopeltis pompilius pygidium Lower Devonian Helderberg Gr. Kalkberg Fm. Rickard Hill Roadcut Schoharie, New York Collected 5/31/20
  23. I recently broke open a few slabs of rock I took home with me from Rickard Hill Road in Schoharie the last time I was there. The rock was very crystalline and hard to break and there weren’t a ton of fossils inside. I did manage to find a couple of trilo-bits that were very well preserved and very detailed. One of these bits I’m having a bit of trouble identifying. I’m almost certain it’s a trilobite pygidium but it looks like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The great preservation makes the details of the shell stand out. It is around 1cm long and wide.
  24. Trilobite ID?

    Hi Help … can anyone identify this trilobite. As a geology teacher, I was given this specimen long ago by a student/ parent. Unfortunately I do not know where it was sourced , & therefore have little clue to it’s possible name, let alone the stage or series of strata it came from. It is set in a dark grey shale (bit like Hope Shale ??) with some very very fine quartz grains in the matrix. It looks a bit like a Cambrian Ogygopsis, but this species is not found locally in Shropshire/ mid Wales. Can you suggest an ID.