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Hunting in Lena , WI

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During a club outing to Earth Haven Museum we stopped out to a Quarry in Lena, I will call it the Lena quarry but I am not positive on that.

 

Here is a couple pictures of a pretty nice size cephalopod fossil that we found .Enjoy

 

 

 

 

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Fossildude19

Wow. That's one big cephalopod. :)

Any idea on the species?

Thanks for showing us. 

Regards, 

 

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Raggedy Man

Lena is in Oconto County and is mainly part of the Prairie du Chien Group, Lower Ordovician. The group contains dolostone, sandstone and shale. 

 

Thats a big boy! Did you visit the quarry east of Lena? I'm fairly certain it's the only active quarry in the general area. I believe it's private as well since it doesn't appear on my list of corporate owned mines in WI. It's definitely worth cleaning up and displaying proudly....I know I would. Nice find and congrats!

 

Best regards,

Paul 

 

 

 

 

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dalmayshun

did you get permission, or just walk in, there are several quarries up in that area. I recently was in a quarry, a bit south, but in Shawano county, ( with permission)  and found several nice things, including a crinoid caylix head...no photos yet.  Last year I found a nice 9 " chunk of cephalepod similar to yours. Great find. 

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1AZ

Thanks everyone I was very pleased to find this, and Raggedy Man thanks for the info on the area. The day was cut short by weather , I was told there was another Quarry we were going to hit but it started to down poor and we all called it .

 

I did have permission, it was part of a field trip with the WGS  after we visited Michael and Ruth at the Earth Haven Museum( great place if you haven't been there). We were escorted there by Michael, apparently he has connections in the area! We had access to a freshly blasted area in the quarry where I found this guy.

 

Not sure on the species but I'm sure with time the minds on this forum may help with that. Any recommendations on cleaning and preserving this guy? I started to remove some of the bulk but didn't want to go to far with it. I like the look of the stone along with the fossil.

 

Thanks in advance!

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1AZ

Just a quick follow up after deciding what to do with displaying this is what I came up with.  I may change the wood to Brown finish.

 

 

 

 

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