St Paul Indianawaldron shale
Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:19 PM
The quarry is silurian aged waldron shale
here we are waiting at the gates
The quarry is mined for dolomite and the uneconomical waldron shale needs to be cleared away.
We were driven to a particular area to collect at. They had dumped piles and piles of shale on the ground with fossils weathering out everywhere.
Heres me after the long day of collecting
I forgot to take in situ pics because I was so overwhelmed with the fossils.
here are some of my finds
My best Eucalyptocrinus crassus calyx
A Eucalyptocrinites elrodi calyx
Decachisma blastoid which made the regulars very upset because it was my first time collecting there.
Favosite coral balls. bigger ones around an inch or two
Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:25 PM
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:55 PM
Daniel A. Woehr aus Südtexas
"To the motivated go the spoils."
Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:14 PM
Love the finds and what afab looking quarry
Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:16 PM
Same question, do you have to be in a club in order to get access to the quarry?
Great trip, very nice finds. I was wondering before it was asked how you gained access... seems the only way anymore is with a club.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:31 PM
where trilobites and blastoids could be found at the same place.. I love that
quarry! I enjoyed reading about your trip too..
I have never seen Favosite coral balls before either.. Way cool!!
Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:59 PM
Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:05 PM
Thanks for sharing with us!
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
John Muir ~ ~ ~ ~ ><))))(*>
Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:30 AM
Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:45 AM
Not sure about single collectors. The insurance liability for these quarry's really drags down the access to them.
Yea I'd be curious to find out if its open single collectors.
the quarry is about 40 minutes from Indianapolis.
thanks for looking everyone, it really was a great day.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:40 PM
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:16 PM
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