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ESCONI's Braceville Shaft Mine Trip 9-19-20

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Awesome report, Ralph @Nimravis!  Sorry I missed you.  I was a little late as I had a little car trouble this morning as my head lights were left on and I had to jump my car.

 

There a few TFF members. I saw Chris @bigred97, Phil @flipper559, met Connor @connorp for the first time, and @Roby was in charge of the trip.  Please speak up if I left anyone off.

 

Ralph, thanks for the fossils (again) and the plug!  We will be back at tomorrow.  Hopefully, we can bring back a few more promising concretions!

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Great photos as always, Ralph, looks like another super outing. 

But won't people get confused finding Pliocene stuff, Ordovician and Mississippian stuff all mixed together? 

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Tidgy's Dad
1 hour ago, Praefectus said:

Hi Ralph and Rich. I need to learn what your faces look like so I can say hi. I had a fun time. Came home with a bucket full of what I think are concretions. It will be interesting freeze-thawing them and seeing just how many red rocks I picked up. It was nice meeting @connorp

 

Someone needs to shout out, 'WHO'S FROM FOSSIL FORUM? at the start of these things.

And if not, why not? 

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1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Someone needs to shout out, 'WHO'S FROM FOSSIL FORUM? at the start of these things.

And if not, why not? 

Tomorrow (and next year) for sure!

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

 

 

 

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FossilNerd
7 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

 

But won't people get confused finding Pliocene stuff, Ordovician and Mississippian stuff all mixed together? 

I was thinking the same thing Adam!

 

Still, good on you Ralph @Nimravisfor the large donation of fossils for the folks to find, and thanks for the great photos and report! Looks like a great time was had by all! :) 

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Mark Kmiecik

This site seems to be producing more and better concretions than it did 10 years ago, and the hill looks much smaller than I remember. Looks pointier on top. Can't wait to see what comes out of the concretions. There's a couple there that hint at Tullymonster.

 

As always, thanks for the report and photos, Ralph. Good stuff.

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connorp
1 minute ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

There's a couple there that hint at Tullymonster.

Have tullies been found here? Braceville is Essex biota so I don't see why not, but I have not heard of any before.

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Mark Kmiecik
3 minutes ago, connorp said:

Have tullies been found here? Braceville is Essex biota so I don't see why not, but I have not heard of any before.

I seem to recall fragments of Tully from that site many years ago, although I'm not sure of it. Don't know what's been found in the last 10 years, but I think Ralph can give us an idea. As you said, it's Essex so it's possible.

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bigred97

@Nimravis thanks for the awesome trip report and for bringing so much material to share. I picked up a hash plate at the end of the day and was absolutely thrilled by it. Crinoid stems and shells mostly, I have nothing like it. I spent a good amount of time marveling at it with a magnifying glass this morning. Very cool!

 

It was great to see everyone, including meeting @connorp for the first time. It was a great day! Chris

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Nimravis
7 hours ago, DustyRose said:

Awesome photos & information!

As a total newbie to Mazon Creek fossils, I have learned so much from this great group of people!

Thanks!  

That is what I try to do with my posts, glad you liked it, and welcome to the Forum.

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Nimravis
7 hours ago, deutscheben said:

Thanks for the pictures @Nimravis and @Praefectus! Man, just looking at those nicely shaped concretions makes my heart ache, I miss collecting. This was a perfect weekend for it too. Hopefully next year I will be able to get back out there again.

It was perfect and the wal out was not muddy, which is a big plus when bringing out the buckets to dump.

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Nimravis
7 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

This site seems to be producing more and better concretions than it did 10 years ago, and the hill looks much smaller than I remember. Looks pointier on top. Can't wait to see what comes out of the concretions. There's a couple there that hint at Tullymonster.

 

As always, thanks for the report and photos, Ralph. Good stuff.

Thanks Mark

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Tidgy's Dad
1 hour ago, Nimravis said:

That may not mess them up, but the Moroccan stuff might :heartylaugh:

Especially the bits made out of glue and sand.^_^

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Nimravis
7 hours ago, connorp said:

Have tullies been found here? Braceville is Essex biota so I don't see why not, but I have not heard of any before.

I have never found any there, but others may have.

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Nimravis
6 hours ago, bigred97 said:

I spent a good amount of time marveling at it with a magnifying glass this morning.

Thanks and I do the same, they are one of my favorite things.

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