Jump to content
KC2EP

Lower Devonian 1st Adventure

Recommended Posts

FranzBernhard

Welcome to TFF from Austria!

You really had a good start at the road cut and having such a nice outcrop in your backyard is a real bonus!

Local members would be able to give detailed advise about formations around you and methods to collect in.

Btw, would you like to show us some of your brachiopods from the road cut? Thanks! :).
Franz Bernhard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tidgy's Dad

And a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco. :):brachiopod:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum, and congratulations on a successful hunt! :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
grandpa

Welcome to TFF from Austin, Tx.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sagebrush Steve

If you even found one fossil in your back yard, that’s great!  Here in Northern California it’s all volcanic and metamorphic rock.  We have to drive hours to get anywhere productive.  Congratulations and be sure to show us more pictures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jeffrey P

Hi and congratulations. I’ve collected fossils in the Saugerties area which has both lower and middle Devonian exposures. The last two fossils are actually bivalve shells which leads me to think they’ re Middle Devonian. Also the outcrop you showed us looks like shale and the Lower Devonian fossils are always in limestone. Have you been to Glenerie which is a. Lower Devonian exposure along the east side of 9W about five miles south of Saugerties. The limestone there is packed with brachiopods, some Gastropoda, and a few other fossils. Good luck to you and your son.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
KC2EP
2 hours ago, Jeffrey P said:

Hi and congratulations. I’ve collected fossils in the Saugerties area which has both lower and middle Devonian exposures. The last two fossils are actually bivalve shells which leads me to think they’ re Middle Devonian. Also the outcrop you showed us looks like shale and the Lower Devonian fossils are always in limestone. Have you been to Glenerie which is a. Lower Devonian exposure along the east side of 9W about five miles south of Saugerties. The limestone there is packed with brachiopods, some Gastropoda, and a few other fossils. Good luck to you and your son.

Thank you for the info!  The first set of photos was from the Glenerie area (the large rock with fossils) and one of my backyard.  I am not sure of the time period for my backyard, but found one rock with a small fossil in it.  I'm attaching that to this post.  The Glenerie spot is right down the mountain from my house.  Maybe 5 minutes away.  I live next to Opus 40, so lots of rocks here!  The second set of photos is from the 209 corridor.  The area where we were was all shale.  Good to know the difference between lower and middle Devonian.  The Glenerie spot was just a bit too hard with a 7 year old being that close to the road.  I called the number for permission to go near the waterfalls, but have not heard back yet. 

IMG_8822.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jeffrey P

The falls are Esopus Shale. Unfortunately not at all good for fossil hunting, besides being private property. Check out my Glenerie finds in my Lower Devonian Gallery. Route 209 exposes Silurian, Lower Devonian and Middle Devonian fossils depending on where you look. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FossilNerd

Congrats on the successful hunts! So glad to hear you have gotten your son involved! My 5 year old is almost as enamored with fossils as I am (almost...), and it makes my day when he gets excited over fossils and "cool rocks". May you two have many more successful hunts together! :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×