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  1. For a long time I've always wanted to have one of these trilobites, but they are so commonly faked I get anxiety whenever I consider ever purchasing one which has put me off from them for so long. I know there are obvious fakes but some get very close to real and I have a hard time disconcerning, a little restoration isn't so bad to me if its small part and the majority is real. Below I'm going to post a few pictures of some recent ones that leave me scratching my head. God forbid if these end up being fakes even though I definitely suspect restorations for sure, anyone know where to come across a real one?
  2. Last Monday, February 5th I had the privilege of touring the New York State Museum's enormous fossil collection with the state paleontologist, Lisa Amati. The collection is stored in three rooms on the third floor of the State Education Building in Albany in the same building that contains the New York State Museum. Right now, only a few fossils are displayed in the State Museum which is primarily historical and social in focus. In the lobby is this slab which contains dozens of Middle Devonian starfish- Devonaster.
  3. East Coast fossil road trip

    Hello! Later this year I'm planning on moving from Florida back to New England. I was hoping to make the voyage into an interesting road trip... I've heard of several places in the Eastern half of the US where you can dig your own fossils. I know that there are some places in Georgia and the Carolinas that are good to find Megalodon teeth, and some places in the northern US that are good for finding trilobites... I'm up for anything interesting and was looking for suggestions on exact places, tour companies, people, anything that you can offer that might extend my collection on the trip!
  4. Im looking for dinosaur eggs or partial eggs or egg shell collection. I have to trade shark teeth from Aurora NC, New Jersey, Maryland. Also bone and vertebrae from Aurora NC. I also have unprepared trilobites from Oklahoma. Let me know if interested
  5. Detail of the show logistics can be found in the following topic Dealers are slowly getting into town and its a madhouse looking at the dealers setting up. The show officially starts Thursday but some are already open in the Ramada and Tucson Hotel that I visited today. Here are some pictures. Tucson Hotel City Center -
  6. This is the most recent complete list of trilobites described with appendages. Six trilobites have a complete record of the antennae and post-antennal limbs. table from: Zeng, H., Zhao, F., Yin, Z., & Zhu, M. (2017) Appendages of an early Cambrian metadoxidid trilobite from Yunnan, SW China support mandibulate affinities of trilobites and artiopods. Geological Magazine, 154(6):1306-1328 PDF LINK
  7. If you beautiful people recall, I said I'd be heading back to our favourite GA trilo site on the Conasauga river for my Convergence media project. Well, here's the run down: When we got to the small parking space that eternally marks the entrance to the site, we checked the river as we always do. To our fortune, the Conasauga was low Saturday, giving us more leg room to hunt. It was definitely the right condition to hunt! Not too hot or cold, and the river was nice and low. After doing some filming shots for the DEC (the school news program), I got to what was REALLY important: finding those trilos! I actually deviated from the norm this trip by going to the other side of the bridge, a place I haven't really explored before. And it was looking promising: It wasn't long before I found a direct formation exposure and got right to splitting the incredibly easy-to-split rock: A short 30 minutes later, I had already gathered a good trip's spoils... One particular multi-slab I found simply lying amongst the rocks caught my eye, with one Aphelaspis positive being practically complete, and even having visible eyes (more images coming later):
  8. eyeing up the paleozoic

    Torn this being Clare Torney's thesis:Mineral eyes:lessons from the natural world Also some consideration is given to echinoderm eyes HIGHLY recommended,a paleobiological gem,but other won't necessarily agree NB: two parts of this thesis may be found in Piranha's "Open Acces trilobite papers" Mustread for those following the exploits of Euan Clarkson,Horvath,etc about 17 mB The considerations given to mineralogy and diagenesis(GOOD petrogrpay!) are priceless,but then again,that's just me also tasty(outtakes below,Ca. 2013/Paleontology preprint)
  9. The photo below shows a section of a small piece of Cambrian material from Kinnekulle, Sweden which I recently acquired. The material is, I believe, anthroconite or orsten (limestone) found in lenses in Alum Shale. The disarticulated trilobite shields that populate the surface are from the tiny Agnostus pisiformis. My question is this: What is the very thin white layer that covers parts of the trilobites - both the pieces where the dorsal/convex side of the shell is exposed and where the ventral/concave side of the shell is exposed? Any ideas would be much appreciated.
  10. It was 50 degrees on Sunday so I decided to get out to the Silurian Sugar Run formation to look for some trilobites. I checked out some out small outcrops that I've never investigated before, but no luck. It was starting to get late so went to an old spot that I haven't been to in a long time. The rocks in this formation are very difficult to break open and generally need a sledge hammer, so the best method is to look for "promising-looking" rocks and bring them home to break open. This is what I found: Tiny Calymene Gravicalymene celebra Cybantyx cuniculus double cephalons Group shot Most are pretty beat up but a very enjoyable daytrip. Thanks for looking.
  11. Hi all Wondering if there are any good places to go trilobite hunting in Australia. I know there is the Emu Bay Shale and Cotton Hill Quarry in Forbes, but those are both inaccessible (banned) which is disappointing. I have heard about trilobites near Mount Isa (Beetle Creek, May Downs Station) but don't know if you can pay to access. I'm getting a little disheartened since just about every other continent has relatively easily accessible trilobites. Any ideas? Thanks Diamond
  12. Some members want me to share more trilobites so i do 1- Name : kolihapeltis 2- Name : Drotops armatus 3- Name : Phacops
  13. Currently going through old bins and looking to downsize the collection to make room for new specimens. Up for trade are fossils from Penn Dixie. 1. Several Eldredgeops rana partials, some of them near complete. Ideal for preparation practice. 2. Plenty of brachiopods from that formation. The picture is not representative of the numerous specimens of these I have on hand (around 1,000), most of them complete or having some minor damage. There are 5-6 distinct species, but mostly have abundant examples of Spinatrypa spinosa, Mediospirifer audaculus, Athyris spiriferioides, and some Mucrospirifer mucronataus. If it sweetens the pot a little, I also have plenty of spirifers from Arkona. I can split these up in any amount. In return, I'm always on the look-out for trilobite species I don't yet have. I'm absolutely fine on receiving partials of more common species (such as those from Oklahoma or Ohio). If there is any desire for horn corals, let me know. Send me a PM if interested.
  14. My collection

  15. So My missus drove me out to Arkona for one last stab at Arkona for 2017. It was cold, but I had to get out and play for one last time. This pic shows the south pit in the morning. A lot was under ice. As I was walking to an already existing bench, this was by my foot. One of many orphaned coral "pies."
  16. What is in this Devonian matrix?

    Any idea what the other items besides the trilobites are in this Devonian era matrix? Especially the anchor shaped item. Sorry I forgot to put something for size reference but you can kind of get a idea from the pair of scissors in the pic.
  17. Hi everyone! Where are my fellow Canadians? I'm a newbie, so I do not know of many good fossil hunting sites. I am specifically looking for sites in Ottawa known to produce my namesake. Could someone please help me? I am doing this for a science fair project and I am in desperate need of some sites. In return, I would be glad to let you know of some other sites that never disappoint! Thanks a lot!
  18. Any trilobite sites in Alsace?

    Hello, I am asking the community members who live in or near Alsace, if they know any good trilobite fossil sites because me and a few friends have been planing to do a fossil trip and we want to know whether there are some fossil grounds worth visiting near or in Alsace. best regards, indominus rex
  19. Big Partial Eldredgeops

    From the album Middle Devonian

    Eldredgeops rana (thorax and pygidium) Middle Devonian Upper Ludlowville Formation Hamilton Group Briggs Road Quarry Randolphville, New York This one and 7/8 of an inch long partial specimen is way bigger than any of my other complete or partial specimens of this species. If it had been complete it would have stretch well over two inches.
  20. A mini fossil museum exists within the lobby of the Park Hyatt in Chicago, just off Michigan Avenue. I'm guessing not too many people know about it unless they're guests at the hotel. It's a wonderful display of very large Moroccan trilobites, ammonites and various other fossils from around the world. It is free, of course, because it's in the lobby and a nice diversion if you're ever in the area. Another added bonus is it's open 24 hours.
  21. Can anyone please spare any thoughts about these? You see loads on eBay, spanning from laughable forgeries, to partially real, to entirely real. Not sure about these. My guess would be at least partially real, but I'd be interested in the thoughts of anyone more experienced.
  22. Iowa Quarry

    Last Sunday I had the opportunity to travel to East Central Iowa to collect Devonian fossils. It was a nice foggy morning drive to the quarry. Upon approaching the quarry, there was a house burning down- a odd, surreal scene. At the bottom of the quarry could smell the smoke from the house. No pics of the quarry were permitted which is too bad as it is a geologically fascinating place. Devonian Cedar Valley formation, lower Solon exposed as well as Pennsylvanian karsts. Here are a few of my finds. Hexagonaria Trilobites. Eldredgeops peeking out from the rocks Acleistoceras sp And last, but not least, this nice crystal. Thanks for looking. Cheers
  23. Malvinella buddeae

    From the album Trilobites

    Taxonomy: Malvinella buddeae Age: Lower Devonian (Belen Fm) Location: La Paz, Bolivia Source: Purchased
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