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  1. Hiya everyone I recently got 20 study grade Gerastos trilobites they were quite cheap so I got them to give as gifts and to practice getting the matrix smooth with prep some help to tell if there real would be great thanks
  2. Could use some locals knowledge. I'm in Phoenix and looking at making a run to Quartzsite to look for some trilobites to take home. I was there years ago but can't remember which area the fossil vendors are in? I've been mostly to the area north of the highway that is almost all "odd ball" stuff. Thanks Steve
  3. Hey everyone, I just got a small lot of trilobites in the mail and I’m not really sure what I’m dealing with. It wasn’t very pricey for these 5 bugs plus a low grade Moroccan trilo that I know the ID of. So I figure I’ll buy now ask later lol. these 2 seem to be the same trilobite I’m just totally unsure from where. I’m guessing China maybe? pretty sure this is the well known Pseudogygities from Canada...or maybe it’s a similar genus? these almost look like cousins to Olenellus with the body plan. Seems like a Cambrian bug but i don’t really know for sure. Maybe another Chinese trilobite? apologies for lack of scale bar....not sure where my ruler went so I had to settle for a not so great pen for scale Thanks!! Hopefully someone knows for sure! Al
  4. Hi everyone a little help would be great with the ID of this trilobite it’s from morroco I bought a couple of them that were unprepared and incomplete to practice prep work on as I’ve only just started so any help would be great thanks.
  5. I am looking at some rocks already collected from and am going back to the Latham shale location in the southern California desert and wondering if anyone knows of a photograph or good drawing of the hypostome from Olenellus / Mesonacis / Bristolia trilobites? Would hate to toss a rock only to figure out later what was on it Have looked a bit but im traveling so only have my phone and going through a bunch of PDFs is a pain! Thanks for any ideas! @Kane @piranha?
  6. I know that a trilobite in limestone is found by breaking the rock, seeing its cross section in the pieces, and noting where it is. Then it is prepared by gluing the rocks back together and using jacks and air abrasion tools to remove the rock. My question: What sort of glue is used when gluing the rock back together? What set time does it have?
  7. Hiya everyone thinking of buying this trilobite says it’s a Morrocops granulops and it’s uncommon - any help would be great
  8. Hi all! Very excited to find this crinoid on the very edge of a cliff and cleaned it just a little to reveal this tiny 4mm wide trilobite pygium right next to it. Using Missourian's key, I think the crinoid is Aglaocrinus ? The trilobite doesn't look exactly like the pygidiums I have of Ameura so not sure on that one - thoughts? Am I close? Should I try to clean more of the crinoid? The piece is only another inch or two thick. Thanks for any help!! Bone
  9. Morocco Devonian Proetid ID

    Hello All. I must request help for an ID on this trilobite. It measures 1.9 cm in length. It is some sort of Proetid trilobite from Morocco, but that is as far as I can take it. Is anyone aware of a genus/species/location for this cute little fellow? Thanks for the help :-)
  10. I bought this Trilobite in a collection, all of which were supposedly collected from Guilsfield, Wales. Specimen measures 41x26x4.6MM approx. I don't have too much experience with Trilobites and to me this kind of looks like some of the specimens of Elrathia Kingii I have from Utah. However, I do not believe Elrathia is found in Wales. The closest possible match I can find is Ogyginus corndensis or Ogygiocarella debuchii. I would appreciate any input on this. Thank you, John
  11. During my last visit at Bødalen, I found my second trilobite at the location, similar to the first one presented at this forum, mid-Ordovician and probable in the Ptero elegans zone. In the same stone there is also several puzzling forms, among them circular patterns. Anyone have an idea what these are? The length of the bigger oval or circular pattern is about 4-5 cm, that is the longer side.
  12. The heck is this?

    Some sort of badly damaged arthropod? Do not know where it was found. Wavy lined one is around 2 cm in length Thicker one which looks like a head shield is around 1 cm in diameter and one in a half cm in length
  13. Calymene brevicepsIMG_4200.jpg

    From the album The Waldron Shale

  14. From the album The Waldron Shale

    Featured is a beautiful specimen of Calymene breviceps from the Waldron Shale. Despite this species being a somewhat common trilobite of the Waldron Shale, specimens of this quality are hard to come by. Specimen is 1" on matrix measuring 3.5" x 4.5". Collected and Prepared by Ken Karns.
  15. Trilobite ID

    Happy New Year from Nashville, Tennessee! I’ve been working through a piece of local limestone and I need some ID help please. All are approx 26 mm wide and 31 mm long. Thanks! Shauna
  16. Neseuretus tristani

    From the album Best of 2020 finds - a year in review : 1 - trilobites

    The last Neseuretus tristani of the year (well quite a lot to be preped still, but they wont be as good). A flawless specimen, as good as we can find them
  17. Nevada trilobite ID help

    This trilobite was found in Lincoln county, Nevada and I am having trouble identifying the species, any ideas? Its about an inch wide at the cephalon
  18. I got a Hollardops trilobite for Christmas, though I think it might be a fake (or lazy/rushed preparation). The seller says it's from Morocco. I've taken the best photos I can given my lighting and camera; if you need more photos I'm happy to try Air bubbles in the matrix? I couldn't find any air bubbles in the exoskeleton though. Changing matrix colour and more air bubbles. Even the trilobite itself can be seen changing colour along its edges at the very top of its bend. Bottom of rock. Close-up of the left cheek and eye. Note the absent eye details. Close-up of the tail.
  19. Despite the pandemy and various restrictions which occured, it happened we managed to make quite a few trips. i did, in my opinion, numerous good finds, specially in the trilobites department. So this post shows the nicest trilo i found in 2020. We visited 3 different sites with various luck. The first noticable trilo of the year was found a few days only before the first lockdown. It was a very happy split, you can see on the pictures the chisel was very close. So here it is : Ectillaenus giganteus Later, in the end of spring / start of summer, we had the opportunity to try twice a new playground. The first visit yielded me this killer Eodalmanitina macrophtalma The second visit, i scored a specie i never did before (not that is it rare, but it hasnt been found on my usual playground) Placoparia tournemini tournemini and even a double
  20. 155-placoparia-tournemini.JPG

    From the album Best of 2020 finds - a year in review : 1 - trilobites

    double Placoparia tournemini tournemini - South of Rennes - Brittany - France - summer 2020
  21. 154-placoparia-tournemini.JPG

    From the album Best of 2020 finds - a year in review : 1 - trilobites

    Placoparia tournemini tournemini - South of Rennes - Brittany - France - summer 2020
  22. 152-eodalmanitina-macrophtalma.JPG

    From the album Best of 2020 finds - a year in review : 1 - trilobites

    Eodalmanitina macrophtalma South of Rennes - Brittany - France - spring 2020
  23. Ectillaenus giganteus

    From the album Best of 2020 finds - a year in review : 1 - trilobites

    Ectillaenus giganteus - South of Rennes -Brittany - France - autumn 2020
  24. 89-Neseuretus-tristani-1.JPG

    From the album Best of 2020 finds - a year in review : 1 - trilobites

    Rolled up Neseuretus tristani found during autumn 2020
  25. 88-Neseuretus-tristani-1.JPG

    From the album Best of 2020 finds - a year in review : 1 - trilobites

    A perfectly preserved Neseuretus tristani found during autumn 2020
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