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Rockport Quarry And Squaw Bay....

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Went to both today..

Waded in squaw bay looking for a goniatite, may have found one- looks pretty poor. Found some crinoid parts, some coral. Nobody else was in sight, even though there were cars in the parking area. Trail flooded on way out. Water is still pretty cold- I was freezing in one hour.

There is a new sign on rockport road. That place really has tons of coral, didn't find anything else except a cast that looks like a crinoid head.

Going to hit squaw bay in the morning again.

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Now I need an id on a fossil from squaw bay......I know it probably is some coral, but when I looked it screamed orthoceras-looks like chambers, some not totally filled in, a structure like a tube down the center......it measures almost 2 inches wide by 6.25 inches long.

Also in it are some small tapered fossils maybe 1/8 x 1/2 inch. Have orthoceras ever been located in Michigan?

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On the above fossil there is a thin structure that may resemble a covering or shell separating the fossil from the matrix.

On another rock there is a structure that I thought might be a goniatite, but after some cleaning is looking less like one. No clear spiral, though there seems to be a center. There is a hollow in part of it like a couple chambers didn't fill in, but has no definite edges to support that.

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Hello,

The first one looks like an Orthocone cephalopod.

Your second item I cannot make out well enough to tell, due to miniscule picture size and blurry quality.

Larger clear quality pictures will be helpful in making an accurate ID.

Regards,

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Now I need an id on a fossil from squaw bay......I know it probably is some coral, but when I looked it screamed orthoceras-looks like chambers, some not totally filled in, a structure like a tube down the center......it measures almost 2 inches wide by 6.25 inches long.

Also in it are some small tapered fossils maybe 1/8 x 1/2 inch. Have orthoceras ever been located in Michigan?

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Pictures are too small to see any detail. There are Bactrites and Michelinoceras found there as well as the Koenenites. If you are finding the straight cephalopods you are in the right area.

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Here are the links to better quality pics....keep hitting the enlarge button in the corner of the pictures- they get very large and detailed...

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/arty/media/100_0545_zps965bc319.jpg.html
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/arty/media/100_0542_zps476c6c66.jpg.html
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/arty/media/100_0541_zpsfb25cbc8.jpg.html

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Here are the links to better quality pics....keep hitting the enlarge button in the corner of the pictures- they get very large and detailed...

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/arty/media/100_0545_zps965bc319.jpg.html

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/arty/media/100_0542_zps476c6c66.jpg.html

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/arty/media/100_0541_zpsfb25cbc8.jpg.html

I have no idea what the item in the first pic is. The second one is definitely a Michelinoceras. The third picture tells me that you are in the right spot. That is what the rock with the goniatite/ammonites looks like. The best specimens are in the rock that is not water worn. Since the whole layer is under water, you need to break the rock to find the nicer specimens. Here is a pic of a Bactrities and Michelinoceras from that spot.

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Do you have a pic of the "crinoid" from Rockport. I would like to see that.

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I know it probably isn't, but my first impression said crinoid...

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Here is another one hard to identify....could it be a crinoid? or just a partial coral. Can't seem to get a good pic after several tries..

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