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mikeymig

April fools!

Most of you wouldn't click this thread and check out my cool new Devonian coral so I lied.

I know whats the big deal? Its just a coral! Its not like its a Trilobite, Ammonite, or Dinosaur fossil. I have collected fossils for many years and I have a very nice Devonian, Favosites coral collection from New York State that I have assembled. I have found complete specimens tumbled in a stream, mushroom shaped, attached to other corals, the size of a button, and some that weigh over 70 pounds. This specimen I found the day before Easter is the best specimen in my collection to date. It is undamaged, unweathered, and super complete. Its shape reminds me of Tuscan bread (very old Tuscan bread) and its about the same size. I was hoping to find some trilobites hiding underneath but all there was is a Bryozoan colony. If you have ever collected or have an affinity towards extinct corals then maybe you to would have been excited as I was when I found this coral lying in a gully on a warm spring day. ;)

Mikey

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traveltip1

Beautiful matrix-free entire specimen. I have a very shape-similar, 65-pound, hemispherical coral from Indiana.

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mikeymig

Beautiful matrix-free entire specimen. I have a very shape-similar, 65-pound, hemispherical coral from Indiana.

Cool! Can I see it?

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MarleysGh0st

April fools!

Most of you wouldn't click this thread and check out my cool new Devonian coral so I lied.

With today's cold winds and scattered snow showers, it's the "warm spring day" that sounds like an April Fools joke. :P

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xonenine

very nice mikeymig, here is one I have looked at most every day for the last 3 years or so... :)

Favosites sp

Mid Devonian "float"

Buffalo Creek

Elma, NY

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Beach Boy

Hi Mikeymig

Great Coral

Here's mine from the Holderness coast boulder clay .

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Missourian

Most excellent coral. It's probably a good thing I don't come across anything like that, because my house and yard would end up being filled with them. :)

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Fossildude19

Hey Mikey, Fantastic Favosites! :)

Really enjoy seeing the cool things you find.

The corals included!

Thanks for showing us this perfect specimen.

Regards,

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mikeymig

Thanks Tim! Here in NY you can find Favosites at many locations but complete specimens like this one is like finding a complete Isotelus from Ohio or a fish choking on a fish from Wyoming or a 5+ inch perfect Megalodon tooth from Aurora. I love Trilobites and when I'm out collecting that's my quarry but these corals are like the trees of the Devonian sea and a colony like this may have supported many forms of life over many years.

Mikey

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mikeymig

Hi Mikeymig

Great Coral

Here's mine from the Holderness coast boulder clay .

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Hey BB is that coral Jurassic?

Mikey

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mikeymig

very nice mikeymig, here is one I have looked at most every day for the last 3 years or so... :)

Favosites sp

Mid Devonian "float"

Buffalo Creek

Elma, NY

Why is that? Does it sit on your desk cuz it looks like it can stand up.

Mikey

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xonenine

yes, it's on the dresser actually. And w no more of an answer than that, I will toss in this coral love story...

Northern Sharks came to visit 18 Mile Creek, and though it was an early spring trip and bitter cold, we persevered and walked all the way to Lake Eries shore, a long haul with tools made even longer by the worst mud you could imagine, every step threatening to take a shoe...

I had to have this 20 lb orange and white calcite Favosite, and I trudged all the way back from the shore with it, only to land flat on my back in same mud only a few hundred feet from my final destination. It was well worth it :)

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FossilDAWG

very nice mikeymig, here is one I have looked at most every day for the last 3 years or so... :)

Favosites sp

Mid Devonian "float"

Buffalo Creek

Elma, NY

That third photo suggests the coral might belong to the genus Lecfedites. This genus is a favositid characterized by having dimorphic corallites, most are smaller and hexagonal like typical Favosites, but interspersed are larger rounded corallites. The effect comes out looking something like a heliolitid, but in true heliolitids (Heliolites, Propora, Plasmopora, etc) the areas between the round corallites have a much finer structure and don't resemble hexagonal corallites.

Don

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xonenine

That third photo suggests the coral might belong to the genus Lecfedites. This genus is a favositid characterized by having dimorphic corallites, most are smaller and hexagonal like typical Favosites, but interspersed are larger rounded corallites. The effect comes out looking something like a heliolitid, but in true heliolitids (Heliolites, Propora, Plasmopora, etc) the areas between the round corallites have a much finer structure and don't resemble hexagonal corallites.

Don

well thanks a million Don! We had never gotten very far in the initial ID thread when I found it, it will be very exciting to look at these and give it its' proper due... :)

Carmine

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Ludwigia

That's one of the best looking Jurassic trilobites that I've ever seen!

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Shamalama

Very nice coral there Mikey. I found a whole colony that had been slightly tumbled in Buffalo Creek on one of my trips but nothing ever "freshly fallen" like yours.

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hitekmastr

LOL :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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