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Bertie Lagerstatte Trip

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April 30, 2010.

Bertie Lagesttate...

Crinus, Northern Sharks, Shamalama, Pleecan ... also visitors from Ohio Carl and Craig from North Cost Fossil Club Cleveland Ohio.... all met at quarry to collect some fossils.. we all had a good time exploring the area.

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Fiddlers Green Formation

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1.25" Silurian Eurypterid

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Wow! nice find! Must have been a good day.

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Great find on a beautiful day!

Looks like a sweet place to hunt. No more details? Any other finds? Did you find that beauty splitting rock?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Tim

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Who was the lucky one that found the Silurian Eurpyterid?

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I will let the others describe their individual finds. The eurypterid was already split as the rock had weathered over the winter and the critter was found in the rubble... this is my third eurypterid from Fiddlers Green Formation in 6 years.

Peter

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Who was the lucky one that found the Silurian Eurpyterid?

The eurypterid posted is currently sleeping in my collection. Crinus, Northern and Shamalama also found eurypterids.

Another collector from Ohio found 2 eurypterids... Lucky guy!

PL

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Wonderful find :wub:

It even has a couple legs sticking out!

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Thanks Auspex!

Peter

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Wow! nice find! Must have been a good day.

Thanks and weather initially was overcast and cleared with blue skies as threat of rain passed.

PL

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OH MY GOD A SCORPIAN!!!!!! RUN! ;) beautiful find.

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OH MY GOD A SCORPIAN!!!!!! RUN! ;) beautiful find.

Thanks... it is a marine sea scorpion with gills that depending on the species can reach beyond +8ft.

PL

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Thanks... it is a marine sea scorpion with gills that depending on the species can reach beyond +8ft.

PL

Maybe if you throw it back it will grow up. You can throw it my way, I'll be happy to keep an eye on it. :)

Seriously, what a great find!

Don

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Here's a specimen of Eurypterus remipes from the Bertie Formation that I purchased in 2009.

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Wish I could have come out with you guys. I bet you had a great time!

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Those are cool. They look more 3-D than the ones I have seen.

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Maybe if you throw it back it will grow up. You can throw it my way, I'll be happy to keep an eye on it. :)

Seriously, what a great find!

Don

Thanks Don. Actually the eurypterids from this particular portion of the quarry is older rock and represents an adult sized eurypterid base on the proportions of the arm to body.... in another part of the quarry the rock in younger and the average size eurypterids is in the range of 6" to 8".

Peter

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Here's a specimen of Eurypterus remipes from the Bertie Formation that I purchased in 2009.

Wish I could have come out with you guys. I bet you had a great time!

Very nice specimen Dan!

Peter

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Those are cool. They look more 3-D than the ones I have seen.

The preservation is exellent on the eurypterids and there is relief... the eyes are elevated... I had to stack a number of frames and Helicon Focus processed to photograph and reconstruct the 3D image of the eurypterid properly. Hats off to Foveon Technology and Helicon Technology working in synergy.

Peter

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WOW...I'm so in love, lol. Great finds for you guys, bet it was a blast, can't wait to see more pics of the finds from there. Makes me anxious to get back up to NY and continue my hunt for my own eurypterid.

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Great finds,looks like a cool place to hunt. B)B)B):)

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Thanks everyone for your replies and now for some mystery find .... as you may know there was a major extiction event at the Ordovician / Silurian boundary .... the fine grained limestone preserves excellent details ... what is characteristic of the area is that the Silurian limestone is more or less devoid of fossils except for a few pockets here and there... so any fossils found in this Bertie/ Fiddlers Green formation deposit is of some interest...

Unknown A, B

size =1cm, 5mm

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Unknown c

Size= 3mm

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id recognise that red prius anywhere...beautiful euryptids guys!

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From Fiddlers Green Formation... 1" Partial Eurypterid showing detailed morphology of ventral view of head and thorax region.... multi images captured with Foveon based camera .... then each individual frames were stacked with Helicon Focus Pro 5.1, post processed with Helicon Filter.

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Rare Cooksonia from Williamsville formation est. approx 1.25" when straighten out.

One of the examples of primitive vascularized land plants to emerge during the Silurian era. The Bertie Lagerstatte biota contains both marine and land plants and creatures with excellent preservation.

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Part 2....post-2446-12733451545243_thumb.jpg

Here is an unknown:

Cooksonia emerging from a pod? Some sort of arthropod? Phyllocarid? Horseshoe crab maybe?

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Very nice finds,it seems to be a very nice site,congrats :)

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