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Silha Frank & Sons Quarry WGS field trip

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This past weekend we were invited out to join another rockhound clubs field trip to the Silha quarry. The family had a great time looking through all the giant sorted piles of rocks.

Here is some of the finds :)

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Raggedy Man

I love that double crinoid column piece. WGS=Wisconsin Geological Society? I know they do several trips into these aggregate quarries, but I've never really been a fan of sifting sand at the beach so I never joined.

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FossilDAWG

Can we see some cloer photos of the "double crinoid stem", in particular showing the ends? Crinoid stem is a likely ID, but something about them suggests they may be a nautiloid such as Dawsonoceras. More views might settle the matter.

Don

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1AZ

I love that double crinoid column piece. WGS=Wisconsin Geological Society? I know they do several trips into these aggregate quarries, but I've never really been a fan of sifting sand at the beach so I never joined.

Yes the Wisconsin Geological Society was asked to join in on this trip. It was hosted by the Rock River Valley Geological Society.

We had a great time!

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1AZ

Can we see some cloer photos of the "double crinoid stem", in particular showing the ends? Crinoid stem is a likely ID, but something about them suggests they may be a nautiloid such as Dawsonoceras. More views might settle the matter.

Don

I will snap some more pictures this evening so we can positively identify it. Hey if you guys are ever going on a hunt during the weekend shoot me a message, I'm always up for a trip.

( please keep in mind I am a novice but love learning!)

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howard_l

The material looks like Silurian

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1AZ

Here is some closer shots of the ends as requested.

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