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N.C. Baculites Among Other Goodies

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Fossildude19

Wow, Don!

That baculite is fantastic! 

Rare Finds, and a day in the sun,... doesn't get much better than that. ;) 

Thanks for posting.

Regards,

 

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Darktooth

Nice finds Sixgill!

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Nimravis

Great finds and nice pics.

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Phevo

very nice

 

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Ludwigia
8 hours ago, sixgill pete said:

First and my best find of the day, a Baculites vertebralis living chamber. Baculites along with all ammonites are extremely rare in North Carolina so this was an unexpected and day making find.

 

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I also found this large, softball sized Cretaceous clam cast, from the PeeDee Formation. Trying to find an ID for it.

 

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Nice finds, Don! I'd suggest looking into Pholadomya for your bivalve.

Is that the very last septal wall that you're showing us in the last 2 photos of the baculite? Which would mean to me that it's on the right in the first 2 photos?

 

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sixgill pete
15 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

 

Nice finds, Don! I'd suggest looking into Pholadomya for your bivalve.

Is that the very last septal wall that you're showing us in the last 2 photos of the baculite? Which would mean to me that it's on the right in the first 2 photos?

 

 

 

Roger, yes that is the last septal wall. In the photo where it is to the right, all of the sutures would have continued on to the right. Thanks for the tip on the bivalve, I will look into Pholadomya.

 

 

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masonboro37

Great day for you! Splendid finds too. 

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PFOOLEY
On 4/7/2017 at 6:55 PM, sixgill pete said:

...Great day in the sun, getting some good exercise finding fossils. Cannot ask for anything better than that.

Word. :fistbump:

 

 

Congrats on the baculite.

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Pilobolus
On 4/7/2017 at 6:55 PM, sixgill pete said:

Hi all, I had a chance to visit one of my favorite eastern North Carolina quarries today. This quarry contains exposures of the Cretaceous PeeDee Formation and Eocene Castle Hayne Formation. Overall was an outstanding day for everyone who attended. I was very fortunate to add 2 new species to my collection. First and my best find of the day, a Baculites vertebralis living chamber. Baculites along with all ammonites are extremely rare in North Carolina so this was an unexpected and day making find.

 

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Find of the day #2 and barely #2 an extremely rare Cretaceous echinoid, also a first for me. Lefortia trojana

 

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I also found more than a few Hardouinia kellumi's. An uncommon Cretaceous echinoid.

 

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From the Castle Hayne Eocene, Linthia wilmingtonensis.

 

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Unifascia carolinensis

 

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I also found this large, softball sized Cretaceous clam cast, from the PeeDee Formation. Trying to find an ID for it.

 

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There was lots of other things. 25 or so Hardouinia mortonis, a few shark teeth including 1 nice Squalicorax. Also some cool oysters, Flemingostrea and Exogyra and a real nice cretaceous angel shark vert, that I am having trouble photographing.

 

I also captured this cool pic of a dragonfly taking a break.

 

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Great day in the sun, getting some good exercise finding fossils. Cannot ask for anything better than that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:wub:Beautiful finds!

..at this late date

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sixgill pete
3 minutes ago, Pilobolus said:

:wub:Beautiful finds!

..at this late date

 

Never to late to comment on anything here on our forum. Thanks @Pilobolus. Looking forward to a return trip to this quarry soon.

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Monica

I don't remember reading this thread, but - wow - what a nice collection of things (especially echinoids :wub:)!!!

 

Impressive...most impressive...

 

:)

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sixgill pete

Thanks Monica. One or it may be two of those pictured are on their way to you right now!

8 minutes ago, Monica said:

I don't remember reading this thread, but - wow - what a nice collection of things (especially echinoids :wub:)!!!

 

Impressive...most impressive...

 

:)

 

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Monica
27 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

Thanks Monica. One or it may be two of those pictured are on their way to you right now!

 

:popcorn::drool:

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