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Nimravis

Nice finds, I met Tony @Peat Burns out there recently and had a blast.

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Shamalama
7 hours ago, minnbuckeye said:

Lafarge Holcim Cement Plant in Paulding Ohio continues to provide a near perfect solution between safety issues within a quarry and the desires of fossil hunters to check out a quarry's material.  They graciously and continually provide fossil laden Silica Shale just outside of the quarry for us to play in ANYTIME we want!! Such was the case as I traveled back to Ohio for an "after Thanksgiving" Thanksgiving at my sister's home in Lima. I was able to spend a little over an hour picking up some representative fossils. Brachiopods abound as do trilobite pieces. I did manage a large sized, almost complete roller. But what I enjoy the most at this site is the epibionts frequently found on other fossils! Check out the inarticulate brachiopod, Pentrocrania, attached to a large brachiopod. It is unique in that its surface takes on the ribbing of the brachiopod underneath of it. A form of camouflage??? Neat for what ever reason it does this.

 

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First off, Nice finds! I love the Silica Shale and wish I could have collected it when the quarries were active and letting people in.

 

Second, spelling issues with some of the names you have on your photos

Strophodonta demissa

Pseudoatrypa devoniana

Atrypa casei

Devonochonetes fragilis

Devonochonetes coronatus

Mucrospirifer profundus

Mucrospirifer mucronautus


Third,  The two shells you have shown as Devonochonetes coronatus I don't believe are that genus or species. I think the one on the left is a Strophodonta demissa and the one on the right I am not sure about.  It would help if you could provide some scale with all your photos as well, as I am unsure your M. mucronautus and M. profundus are not the same species (M. mucronautus). You do have a scale on some but the specimens you photoshopped onto the same pic do not have a scale.

 

Not trying to be rough, just making some suggestions.

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FossilDAWG

Also Petrocrania, not Pentrocrania.

 

You certainly have a nice sampling of the fauna to be found there.

 

Don

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Monica

Nice finds, Mike!  I especially like the rostroconch - I'm still looking to find my first of these - one day :fingerscrossed:

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minnbuckeye

@Shamalama, actually most bagged specimens were labeled correctly. Just my inability in low light, reading what was on my bags as I posted this!! I USUALLY have measurements in my pictures. But I hastily put this post together (holidays leave me with little time, though not a good excuse)for the purpose of stimulating use of this wonderful facility, not so much what I found. I am confused on my spirifers since you brought it up, so here are new pictures with scale. Your thoughts???DSC_0103-001.JPG.57047d2105915b0783cdde42cf8b9982.JPGDSC_0102-001.thumb.JPG.ebad728626ee763c8a41de2c175ea972.JPGDSC_0101-001.JPG.a4acd48893dbfdfef30f952eaaed1f42.JPG

 

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FossilNerd

Very cool Mike! That inarticulate brachiopod is fascinating! :) 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice finds, Mike. 

The brachiopods are delicious. :drool:, but I rather love the corals and Platyceras with pyrite too. 

And like Monica, I'm still awaiting my first rostroconch.

Thanks for sharing. :)

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Shamalama
4 hours ago, minnbuckeye said:

@Shamalama, actually most bagged specimens were labeled correctly. Just my inability in low light, reading what was on my bags as I posted this!! I USUALLY have measurements in my pictures. But I hastily put this post together (holidays leave me with little time, though not a good excuse)for the purpose of stimulating use of this wonderful facility, not so much what I found. I am confused on my spirifers since you brought it up, so here are new pictures with scale. Your thoughts???

 

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Wow! Those are some small fossils!  I think #1 is Mucrospirifer mucronautus. Compare it to this one from my Blog.

 

#2 is likely a Mediospirifer audaculus. Compare it to the pics on this blog post.

#3 I think is also a  Mediospirifer audaculus based on shape and what I can see of the interarea below the beak. Compare it to the specimen in #1 pic and see if they look the same in 360 degrees

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jcbshark

Nice finds Mike, nice to have access to a quarry that you can get into also :thumbsu:

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