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  1. Hello everyone, I found this large trilobite pygidium today which is the largest piece of trilobite I have ever found in the area, the pygidium measuring nearly 2 inches long. Judging by the trilobits I usually find I think the area is Devonian as I have trilobits I've previously found I believe are from eldregops and greenops. The problem with this site is it's imported material from somewhere in upstate new york so I'm not 100% percent sure. Though I believe it's devonian I don't know of any species with a pygidium this size personally so would anymore with more expertise help me find an ID of what species this can belong to, I'd love to know since I can't see myself coming across another one of these in the tiny area I get to look in.
  2. The missus and I spent a good part of the day at our spot in the middle Devonian. I chopped out several large slabs while Deb split some of the smaller chunks and managed some overburden duty. The split in the wall may seem promising, but there are a lot of interlocking pieces that have to be removed in sequence, something like taking apart a jigsaw puzzle, but needing to locate the key stones first.
  3. Moroccan trilobite identification

    Recently picked up some un-prepared trilobites while in morocco there is some Cambrian trilobites pictured here which have not had the full prep done yet so I understand some might not be fully identifiable. Thanks Matt
  4. Hey everyone. i’m currently looking to buy some nice specimins that will be put on display. I know very little about triobites, other than that they look really good. I’m looking for a nice affordable specimin that will display nice. So if you have any other suggestions i’ll be happy to hear them! i found this online, and it states that it has had some repair work being hairline crack repair in the matrix, which i know is very common and i’m perfectly fine with it, but has the repairs been over done? It’s a Paralejuras trilobite, thanks!
  5. trilobite ID

    Sooo about a month ago I bought this trilobite for $2 with free shipping from China, it just arrived and I'm hoping to get an ID or even if is real. Seller gives no info other than that is supposedly from the Silurian period and is also supposedly a coronocephalus part. It appears as if there is more than one individual. Can get more pics looks like two separate ones maaaaybe a piece of one here? Thanks
  6. Pseudodechenella lucasensis

    Here is a prep series of a tiny Pseudodechenella lucasensis from the Mid-Devonian Silica Shale that I found in Paulding, Ohio, yesterday. Not complete, but not a common find, so I am very happy with what I got. I'm probably going to restore this by sculpting the genal spines, etc. 1. Farm Fresh 2. Roughly exposed with pin vice. 3. More cleaning with pin vice. 4. Final product after air abrasion with dolomite. 5. This is a tiny one...
  7. Sudden Excursion to Penn

    This year has not had the volume of fossil outings that I would like to see. The weather here in Southern Ontario, Canada has been horrible. Rain, heat and unbearable humidity. Some of my fossil buddies have a big excursion and BBQ to follow planned for today but I could not join in due to plans from "The One Who Must Be Obeyed" otherwise known as "The Wife". So on the spur of the moment since the weather Sunday is going to be awesome I am going to Penn Dixie tomorrow Sunday July 8th with my buddy Jim. Jim is another Canadian Human Backhoe like Kane. If any of you forum people are in the vicinity and want to join in you are more than welcome. Devonian Digger Cannot make it as he is off doing family stuff so my limited expertise will have to suffice. I have been known to have reasonable success at the site ...lol Seriously though if you can join us what I can guarantee you is that you will work hard but you will go home with complete trilobites perhaps even multiples. It makes a world of difference to go with someone that sort of knows what they are doing and that brings the right equipment. Better yet if you find something really special (not a Brach Kane) and treat me nice I might even prep it for you. Hope to see some of you there.. I will be the Homeless looking old geezer in the fossil forum Tee Shirt and Jurassic Park hat struggling to move blocks that are far too big for me.... Regardless I will try to post some pics in this thread of the excursion.
  8. Trilobite eggs

    An older article, but news to me. For the first time Trilobite eggs have been discovered in situ. http://www.geologypage.com/2017/02/trilobite-eggs-new-york.html
  9. Found this piece which looks pretty real to me. The seller says this is from Morocco, but he never mentions the genus or species. I kinda have a double question. Do this two trilos look restored? And if not, is there any way to ID them? To me they kinda look like Elredgeops. First trilo is about 2 inches and the rolled one is 1 inch.
  10. I will be making a trip in early August to both the Big Brook area of NJ and from there driving to Penn Dixie. I love shark teeth as you might have guessed, and welcome any recommendations on spots. I am aware that many articles have been written about the area. I am also hoping for some good recommendations of spots between the two sites in order to break up the 7 hour drive. Any advice is welcome. Thanks! best, Matt
  11. Decorah Group Trilobite

    Need help with identification of this trilobite cephalon from Silex, Missouri (Middle Ordovician, Decorah Group, Bloomsdale Fm?) I'm thinking Eomonorachus intermedius? @piranha @GerryK Scale in mm I also found this hypostome in the same spot. Not sure if it's the same taxon.
  12. So I bought a Trilobite Fossil a few years ago in a museum. But it's gathering some rust. Is this bad? If so what should I do about it?
  13. Found this trilobite Saturday in northern Kentucky. Is it Acidaspis cincinnatiensis or Primaspis crosotus. looks like it might be complete. nervus about trying to prep it since either one is really rare.
  14. Montague New Jersey Devonian

    I recently took a break from my usual Cretaceous streams and met up with another forum member in Montague NJ for some Devonian fossils. I had a really good time and came back with some nice fossils. First of all, the scenery is amazing - Montague is up in the mountains of Northern New Jersey and this spot was basically on a mountain. I saw deer and wild turkeys and also heard that there were bears in the area too. I found the usual trilobite parts but my favorite find of the day were the nautiloids (Weller has them as Orthoceras but I believe that species was reclassified - I could be wrong), which both came out of the same rock. I had no idea coming in that you could find these guys here! Overall, it was a great day at a nice nice spot!
  15. What type of trilobite

    I had recently bought this trilobite for $10 in a fossil shop in Ohio. Could anybody tell me the species and what time period it would have came from, and also if it was even worth buying. It was approximately 2 inches long.
  16. More trilo-bits

    Still just finding bits. Two pygidia in one piece, and a small cephalon. This entire area must have been a shell pile like you see at the beach today. You know, the ones you have to walk around when bare footed. Nothing but shells, bits n' pieces. Cheers.
  17. Greenops with a hitchiker ?

    The high axial lobe of this pygidium reminds me of the Greenops. Should I put it in that collection camp ? Also, he has a little hitchiker riding piggyback. I assume it is an Eldredgeops that's been a bit distorted. Or is it something different ? Cheers,
  18. Nevada trilobites

    I have a few trilobites from Nevada that are bugging me (pun intended). I just know that I have seen these before, but I can't remember or find what species they are. The first looks like some kind of Agnostid with spines off the pygidium. The second maybe a molted cephalon? Any idea of the species would be great!
  19. Trilobite identification

    Hello everyone! I have a large trilobite collection including phacops, drotops, asaphus, hollardops, reedops, diademaproetus, coltraenia, gerastos, harpes, crotalocephalus & moroccanites etc and they are distinguished to a degree. I purchased one from a recent holiday, it's not of a great quality but it was more of a memento than my love of the bug. This one wasn't labelled, I was inclined to say it's a reedops but wondered if I could get a little more insight! I can add more photos if necessary! Also, I can't wash off the mark left by the price sticker on the front! Any ideas how to best remove it appreciated. Thanks a lot
  20. Hi there, I’m currently exploring the region of the cantabrian mountains in Spain south of Villamanin, in the aptly named cantabrian zone, but I’m struggling to identify this small trilobite I found on the las hiruelas road east of La Vid. Granted it’s only a pygidium exposed but I don’t want to risk damaging it for now. From the geological map I know it’s from the Furada/San Pedro formation which spans the Silurian to Devonian boundary but I can’t find any comparable images online. I’m hoping someone on here can help. Thanks for your time L.
  21. Odontocephalus sp.

    From the album Trilobites

    Odontocephalus sp. (possibly O. selenurus) Field Collection Devonian Imported fill (Dundee, Bois Blanc, Amherstberg Fms), London, Canada. Cephalic fringe fragment. Very rare in Ontario with only a small number of fragments reported in the last 130 years.
  22. H. carens

    From the album Trilobites

    Hydrocephalus carens (Barrande, 1846) Cambrian Jince Fm Skryje, Czech Republic This was a gift from a fossil comrade who collected there.
  23. Trace fossil of???

    Trilobite or worm trail? Or something else? Found near red river gorge in Kentucky. Size: 5" x 3.5" x .5"
  24. Trilo Tail

    I stopped at a new spot - Mifflintown Formation [Silurian], I didn't pick up much but one that came home with me had this in it. It is the 1st Trilo that I have found in Blair county, though they are reported in the literature in several places. Is there enough here to make any further ID? it is tiny!
  25. garage sale acquisitions

    I don't know if this is the best category to post this under, or should it go under 'Member Collections' as the items are now part of my collection... A week ago already (Saturday), a couple from the local rockhounds had a garage sale. I think much of the material belonged to the club as these folks had been hosting the club's workshop equipment and it was being moved out to a new place. They said "There are some fossils"... but couldn't say what kind. Unfortunately they couldn't tell me much about the locations, not being fossil people who are careful to record that sort of info. This is the same guy who told me where I might find the source of my possibly-local (Vancouver Island) trilobites that I posted some years ago. I tried pressing him for a clearer idea but I'm hampered by poor maps. I got a slightly better idea but everyone's telling me the gates are always closed now to these backcountry locations and the club looked into getting a key but found out it would cost $1000+ and whatever else. Very frustrating. How am I supposed to solve the mystery now?? Anyway, here's what I got. Nice little Glyptostrobus(?) frond. No location given but it looks like the kind of thing we find around here in our Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Gp but the rock is a little different than what I'm familiar with. Nice specimen anyway.