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I don't know if this is the right place for this tread, as it's not really a trip, it's more like a few hours of outing. It won't call it hunting either, the fossils are underwater so it's more like fishing. Anyway, this is one of my many trips to this place, it's not very far, and it allows me to take a nature walk on weekends.


Do not expect to see anything bigger than a few centimeters, this is the late Ordovician, historically the formation of rocks in the area is due to its immersion, towards the end of the Ordovician geological era, which led to the establishment of marine sediments. Then raised by tectonic forces, the whole region was subjected to a long erosion from the end of the Ordovician to the end of the Tertiary. Subsequently, after being covered with a thick layer of ice during the Quaternary, the St. Lawrence Lowlands were submerged by the Champlain Sea following the collapse of the underlying foundation, therefore , by the weight of glaciers. After dropping clays and sands, the sea has declined, following the recovery of the base, and left the area in its current state.


The site is not as gorgeous or rich in fossils as other site we see in this forum, but it is rich in brachiopod,  crinoid, bryozoan and gastropod. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the site, it is a small beach where I do my fossil fishing, in fact at this time of year I tend to call it ice fishing, even if it is close to the rapids and there is no ice formation in the water. This is a good thing because the fossils are not hidden under snow or ice, and it can still be found at this time of year. 




There was lot's of fossils just underneath the water line, some of them I could take, most of them were large plate that I couldn't detaches, It was difficult to take picture of the fossils under water, because the wave, I  had to take picture in between each wave , and when the water was calmer. 





A large plate full of brachiopod, couldn't get it out, it was still attached rock solid, beside the water was to cold for my pore hands.







A couple of bryozoan under water




crinoid rings underwater








Other nice fossils that I found 









It was a nice day and ice was calling to be taken in picture, it was omnipresent during all of my hunt for fossils, I will post other picture in nature forum.









I think this is a fossil but I really don't know what it is, I might have to post for an ID Request






This is the end of my fishing day.






See  the Nature Photography thread for more picture of that day. 



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Well, that's a very different kind of trip report to be sure!

Thanks for sharing.:)

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17 minutes ago, bthemoose said:

 I especially like the crinoid stems.


Me too, really like this one, but it was imbedded in the formation, have to leave it there. I still got the small one I found underwater.




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That looks cold cold cold! Lovely finds and documentation, it looks like a great trip :)

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On 11/28/2021 at 8:39 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

Well, that's a very different kind of trip report to be sure!

Thanks for sharing.:)


On 11/28/2021 at 9:10 PM, bthemoose said:

Nice report, and looks like a fun spot to fossil hunt. I especially like the crinoid stems.


On 11/29/2021 at 11:34 PM, TyrannosaurusRex said:

That looks cold cold cold! Lovely finds and documentation, it looks like a great trip :)


On 11/30/2021 at 3:16 AM, RuMert said:

Unusual and very atmospheric site, thanks for sharing!


On 11/30/2021 at 12:51 PM, Pauli W. said:

Thank you for the report on your walk! I like this combination of a sunny day, water, ice and fossils!


On 12/1/2021 at 10:40 AM, aplomado said:

That is a lovely sight, and some excellent pictures.



Thank you all for your kind comment, very appreciated :santasmile:


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