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Pipe Creek Jr. Quarry, Crant Co. Indiana Up-Coming Trip, Info Wanted

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ZiggieCie

Happy Easter, everyone. I have an up-coming trip to the Pipe Creek Jr. Quarry and not finding much info on the area. Has anyone been there and have any info to share as of what are some of the best finds. We are hoping to arrange a side trip to view the famous sink hole on the property.

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squalicorax

Very Cool. Looks like a Pliocene sinkhole with diverse vertebrate fauna.

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ZiggieCie

There is a PDF file about the sink hole but not much info on the Silurian fossils from the quarry. If anyone should know they would be from here. I love your Flicker page, it was a big help ID'ing my fossils from St. Paul's, Waldron shale. Our club is going back to St. Paul next month, can't wait. THX. squalicorax.

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squalicorax

Eurypterids have been found in a Quarry just west of there in Kokomo by the Field Museum in the past. The same layer might be exposed in that quarry. In the Silurian rock you might see some Pentamerid brachiopods, mollusks and crinoids. Take some pictures of the quarry wall and please post your finds.

The club you are in is North Coast?

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ZiggieCie

I will do that and fossil photos. Yes, North coast Fossil club.

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hrguy54

I had an opportunity to go to Pipe Creek this past weekend (May 10) but had to skip at the last moment. Have you gone yet, and if so what did you find?

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ZiggieCie

I will get back with photos and descriptions tomorrow, I have been very busy getting our room emptied out for new carpet and an new flex-frame king bed. This should last for awhile.. I have some photos of the Quarries Fossil collection. But I did get some excellent photos of the reef rock strata layers, and gave them a quick, photo shop touch up.

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ZiggieCie

First I would like to thank the People from Imi-Irving Materials Inc. for allowing our Club, North Coast Fossil Club for the opportunity to search your Quarry for Fossils last Saturday. First I will post the Fossils that Imi have on display in there office, including some that were found in the famous sink hole.

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ZiggieCie

Pipe Creek Jr. Quarry are the remains of a Silurian Reef, apx 418 to 422 mya. This reef and others like it are mushroom shaped caused by the growth pattern of the Reef. IMHO these start out as a small core and as they grow taller the much softer sediment builds up around this core. As the sediment fills in around the Reef it expands over this new footing and gets wider and covers more of the softer sediment. Repeating this for millions of years formed a Reef over a mile wide at the top. This very heavy mass sitting on the soft sediment has over time caused a compression of this sediment and caused the sagging of the outer layers of up to 40 deg. These photos I took will show some of this amazing structures of this Reef.

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ZiggieCie

These next two photos show an interesting formation.

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In the first photo I see, in the center left, an area that looks like a stream worn section that I believe would of formed after the Silurian seas left the area and erosion caused this feature. Over time the Devonian seas re-covered the area and new sediment, the whiter stone, re-filled the depression.

The second photo shows the horizontal plane of the rock layers in the re-filled area, and to the right of this we are back to the angular reef structure again.

When I get some time I will get photos of some of the fossils I found, mostly Brachiopods, Coral, and Calcite crystals.

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ZiggieCie

And finally, a little friend of mine. He's not a Fossil yet, but only time will tell.

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I have never seen a Chameleon Toad before, If anyone knows what he is I would like to know.

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Fossildude19

And finally, a little friend of mine. He's not a Fossil yet, but only time will tell.

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I have never seen a Chameleon Toad before, If anyone knows what he is I would like to know.

Looks like a grey tree frog, (Hyla versicolor) to me.

Neat pics and report - thanks for posting.

Regards,

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ZiggieCie

Looks like a grey tree frog, (Hyla versicolor) to me.

Neat pics and report - thanks for posting.

Regards,

Thank you Fossildude19, that looks like him.

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ZiggieCie

New photos from Pipe Creek Jr. Quarry

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