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Southern Ohio Trilobite Hunt

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hrguy54

Following my visit to the Trilobites for America lab I spent 5 hours at a southern OH site.

Flexicalymene meekis....I've got some prepping to do. I hope to pull 5-6 good ones out of all this.

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I don't usually collect "pieces" but these Isotelus parts were pretty cool, so....

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I'll update with the good ones in the future

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squalicorax

Wow congrats. That site is full of bugs!

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MakoMeCrazy

Jeez nice finds!

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Uncle Siphuncle

looks like an excellent site. i grew up there and have found 1 good isotelus for each 50 good flexis.

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Herb

Nice!

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erose

Oh very nice. Can't wait to see how they prep.

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snakebite6769

Pretty cool area, looks loaded! Looking forward to seeing them prepped

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ohiofossilhunter

did you find anything surface collecting sunday or did you split shale? I was there splitting shale on saturday and at the prep lab, i'm still waiting for the trilobites to dry out slowly.

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crinoid1

Looks like a good site! Thats a lot of prep time right there...

Gabe

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hrguy54

did you find anything surface collecting sunday or did you split shale?

Did both but found nothing surface collecting, it was very wet until maybe 1:00-ish. Had to hug the wall a few times as downpours sped through.

I spent my time at the east end working the hard clay looking for flexis. A few others were working the shale at the west end but with minor success.

Sadly, many of the ones shown in my initial picture began to crumble as soon as I tried to prep them...very soft clay.

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hrguy54

After a few weeks of prepping, here are the results:

The good to great complete Flexacalymenes, post-7762-0-71416200-1368551666_thumb.jpg

Those Flexis that were 50 - 80% complete (many of these were so fragile I had to stop the prepping process),

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Those that all I ended up with was parts, post-7762-0-83130900-1368551706_thumb.jpg

Overall, some nice pieces. Around a 25% return rate.

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Uncle Siphuncle

hats off... i think that in one day you upstaged my lifetime collection of stretched out flexis!

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erose

You did well that day! The prep work is great. I need to get busy myself.

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Fossildude19

Great prep job, hrguy54. :)

Thanks for posting the results.

Regards,

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