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Found 15 results

  1. Wenlock Weirdies.

    Hello, everybody! I have been sorting through my wenlock limestone material, Middle Silurian and have a couple of personal problematica. I am wondering if any of you brilliant folks could help me out. Here is an object which seems to be an epibiont on a Favosites coral. 5 mm long and about 1.5 mm diameter at the widest. Is it a cornulitid ? Or a single corallite of Aulopora? Something else, maybe? And another one? On a solitary rugose coral. 3 mm x 1 mm. And an example of Aulopora from Wiki to compare : And a cornulitid that looks a bit similar : I would be very grateful for any help. Then there is this. Is it the worm Keilorites? Length 1.9 cm, width 2.5 mm max.
  2. ADAM's SILURIAN

    Hoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we are at last, into Adam's Silurian. Thanks for looking. First up is the Lower Silurian or Llandovery and I begin with a problem. I posted this one incorrectly in Adam's Ordovician as it had got it's label muddled up with an Ordovician Favosites I had that has vanished in the move here, but is being replaced by kind forum member @Herb Anyway, this, I remember now I've found the correct label, is from the greenish Browgill Formation, part of the Stockdale Group from a cutting near Skelgill (Skelghyll) in Cumbria, Northern England. It seems to be a tabulate coral, but I can't find any listed for this location, only mentions of small, rare, rugose corals. It has the star shaped corallites of a Heliolitidid, but seems to be tightly packed together like a Favositidid. A couple of species of Palaeofavosites seem to be close and are a bit star-shaped,, but anyone know any better? @TqB@piranha hmm who else? The coral bit, an external mold, is a maximum of 3.5 cm across and each corallite up to 2 mm.
  3. Tiny trilobite pieces

    Hey everyone! I have some tiny trilobite pieces that I found at Wren's Nest in Dudley, UK while on a hunt last year with @JohnBrewer. I was wondering if they are identifiable. The tiny single piece is 5mm long, and the piece on the small plate is 3mm long. Age is Silurian. Thanks!
  4. Bryozoa?

    Any ideas on this guys? I guess it's some type of bryozoa/bryozoan (dunno if it's one beast or lots of 'em) It's like an undulating mat. The 'mat' varies in thickness from, I guess, 2mm -5mm. The round things are in relief not indented. Era: Silurian Location: Wrens Nest, Dudley, UK @TqB
  5. Trilobite or something else?

    Hey everyone! During my trip to Wren's Nest, Dudley, UK with @JohnBrewer and @Barerootbonsai I stumbled across a hash plate with a peculiar specimen. John suggested that it might be a trilobite, but I should post it here. Does anyone else have an idea of what this might be?
  6. Another trip to Wrens Nest

    Had a great day out with Candace and Nick @thelivingdead531 @Barerootbonsai Friday 20th. Here are a few of my finds, I’ll post the hash plates when I’ve photographed them. We all got a great variety of finds, here are some of mine. I’m sure Nick and Candace will add to this thread.
  7. UK group trip

    Any UK members interested in a group trip details here Moderators, I know this is a duplicate post but I think it would gain more exposure here. Please delete if you feel necessary.
  8. If anyone would like to visit Wrens Nest near Birmingham ( in the UK) on a mutually convenient date sometime in the next two months I'm happy organise it. Wrens Nest is Silurian and an incredibly productive site, you WILL go home with LOTS of finds. The hash plates here are spectacular. You may find a trilobite or two too, at least two species can be found there to my knowledge. Common finds are crinoid bits, branchiopods, social corals, bryozoa many in great condition. These look spectacular on hash plates. Pieces of sea bed are easily found with beautiful texture and often have fossils on them. Less common are solitary corals and trilobites. Its a family friendly area even for very young ones with several beautiful walks suitable for youngsters and wheelchair users as well as more demanding walks. Partners/spouses not interested in palaeontology will, I'm sure, enjoy the area. If you're interested can you add your name as a response to this thread and pm me for my email. I'll then send emails back copying in everyone (if anyone wants to come along of course! If not I'll go on my own ) and we can work out a date. Link to to my recent trip report Cheers John
  9. Hi rock heads Last weekend I was teaching in London which gave me the opportunity to break the journey up by stopping off 2/3 of the way home to Manchester at Wrens Nest. Wrens Nest is situated in Dudley, a town close to Birmingham in the West Midlands, UK. Wrens Nest is the best and productive Silurian site in the UK. Here's two maps of the location Not often you find a site of this size and quality bang in the middle of a large town! There are are three options for parking, the actual car park (which was locked as a UK public holiday. Or The Caves pub next to Wrens Nest. Or the road. After a two minute walk I was in the national park. No hammers are allowed or needed! Here's the Silurian sea bed. It's cordoned off as there are regular rock slides revealing another layer of sea bed. Cool huh?
  10. Wren's Nest unusual trilobite

    Hi I made my first visit to Wren's Nest yesterday. I still need to go through my finds but did well including some Dudley bugs (partial) and lots of coral and brachiopods. However this partial trilobite had myself and others stumped. If anyone can help with ID and cleaning up I'd be grateful (I don't have any professional prep kit like air abrader or air pen). Trilobite at bottom right of first pic. Thanks! Sam
  11. More of a reccy really

    As the title says, more of a reccy for later in the year when I hope to meet Nick @Barerootbonsai again for a hunt. I went away to shoot several images for a cd cover/book for a quirky band http://ironbootscrapers.com/ using one of the Victorian methods of photography I practice. On the journey back back I decided to spend an hour at Wren's Nest in Dudley, West Midlands, UK https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wren's_Nest Wren's Nest is a productive Silurian site, particularly for corals such as favosites and rugosa. Here's a fine looking chap at the site
  12. Calymene Blumenbachii

    From the album Trilobites

    Calymene Blumenbachii, Silurian, Wenlock formation, Wrens Nest, Dudley, West Midlands, U.K. The first trilobite i found.
  13. Wrens Nest slab

    From the album Multi-slabs

    Don't know what this is yet. Slab from Wrens Nest, Dudley, The Midlands, U.K. Silurian Wenlock limestone formation.
  14. Multi-slab from Wrens Nest, Dudley, uk

    From the album Multi-slabs

    Another slab from Wrens Nest, Dudley, The Midlands, U.K. Silurian Wenlock limestone formation.
  15. Slab from Wrens Nest, Dudley, U.K.

    From the album Multi-slabs

    Crinoid slab from Wrens Nest, Dudley, The Midlands, UK. Silurian Wenlock Limestone Formation.
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