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Found some amazing stuff today with @Kane @ischua @DevonianDigger @Fossildude19 and @drobare We hauled some serious rock and had somewhat of an assembly line going with splitting and processing the pieces. :hammer01::trilo: It was a really solid day all around and everyone walked away with some sweet finds. The following is a sample of some of the cool stuff I've found. The rest is packed away. The first is a large cephalon and will look good despite not having a body and then there's a Spyroceras cephalopod that might benefit from some very gentle prep work. I really like cephalopods because of all the neat chambers they contain.

 

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Fossil-Hound

Large Spyroceras cephalopod. @DevonianDigger has the other half of this monster. Then there's the catch of the day, a complete Greenops boothi. I can not wait to prep this slightly rolled up, slightly prone complete Greenops. @DevonianDigger and I found one that was almost twice this size but was smashed during the rock excavation as the shale did not want to cooperate with us. Still really pumped to have this Greenops.

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@ischua handed me this gorgeous pyritized brachiopod. He seems to be a magnet for pyritized stuff. Following that is a complete Eldredgeops. @DevonianDigger had plenty of super glue for emergency holds and this fossil certainly benefited from the glue.

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Fossil-Hound

A hummer of a Eldredgeops found on the site. Can not wait to prep this one out. The second Eldredgeops also looks very promising and is a decent size.

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Mostly prone Eldredgeops with what appears to be the cephaolon folded under the shale. The second fossil is another trilobite (Eldredgeops) and a roller that appears to be in good condition. These specimens will prep out really well.

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sixgill pete

Great trilobites. Something we lack here in North Carolina.

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Fossil-Hound

@sixgill pete nice shells you posted tonight! @drobare handed me a few that were about the same size. Monsters! @sixgill pete if you ever get a chance to drive up to New York or go out to Ohio or Utah do it. The trilobites are plentiful. :hammer01: :trilo:

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ischua

@jsnriceI believe you are now jaded :D we had an exceptional day with everything Penn Dixie has to offer including a sunny day. My hands and arms are burnt a nice red.

And I have a 5gal pail full of trilobites too!  Was great to meet everyone. 

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Fossil-Hound

@ischua yes I am now an officially spoiled guy. :ank: :dinosmile: :dinothumb:I still can not believe we pulled apart that much rock and found so many neat fossils. Good to associate a face and name with everyone!

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Darktooth

Great finds! You did good!

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Fossil-Hound

@Darktooth thanks! Pretty happy about the Greenops. Really nervous about prepping everything.

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ranitomeya

Great finds!  An amazing abundance of trilobites at Penn Dixie.  I will have to make the drive from south western Ontario sometime this year.  Good luck and have fun prepping them!

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fossilcrazy

jsnrice, Looks like your Western New York collecting went well. Lots of specimens, fun experience, comradery and good weather. I think we will see more of you out here. 

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Pagurus

It looks like it was a great outing for everyone involved. I'm glad so many forum members were able to get together up there. I've been trying to get up there for a couple of years  :trilowalk:  and I will make it one of these days.

Thanks for posting your finds. Wonderful!  

 

Mike

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ynot

Nice finds (and trip report)!

Looking forward to seeing the prepped pieces!:popcorn::popcorn:

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sixgill pete
On 4/14/2017 at 8:54 PM, jsnrice said:

@sixgill pete nice shells you posted tonight! @drobare handed me a few that were about the same size. Monsters! @sixgill pete if you ever get a chance to drive up to New York or go out to Ohio or Utah do it. The trilobites are plentiful. :hammer01: :trilo:

 

 

I have been to Ohio, unfortunately all business no pleasure. Trilobites intrigue me, kind of like Coors beer did back in the 1970's when it was not available on the east coast. Growing up a Marine Corps brat like I did, we would get guys who were TAD to Yuma to bring us some back.

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Fossil-Hound

@sixgill pete that is awesome!

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Malcolmt

Looks like a good time was had by all... here's hoping that greenops is all there. From what I can see it should be

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Ludwigia

Looks like you guys are having fun. Many hands make light work :D

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Peat Burns

Oh man... that Greenops... :envy:

 

About the closest I have to a complete Greenops from there is a beat up thing that looks like it went through a washing machine.  Tons of complete E. rana from there tho :)...

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Kane

Deb and I just finished up our last day here with @DevonianDigger . The shale kept giving. Sometimes a trilo every few seconds! We hauled out an inhuman amount of shale. I think today's tally alone is well over 100 full rollers and prones. Total is probably 250-300, 4 days, 30 hours of digging, probably over 150 sq feet dug out. Also some nice platyceras, carbonized plant material, lots of spyroceras, etc. Body is definitely going to feel this tomorrow. Will clean up the finds tomorrow and see to putting pics to the story :)

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ischua

I haven't had much time to go thru my bucket of stuff. But here are a few of my favorite pieces. I have a fondness for multi-species plates and cant wait to dig into the ones I brought back. As @Kane said there are lots of rollers and while I didn't find 100s like him I have enough to keep me busy.   

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23 minutes ago, ischua said:

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This is a great spirifer! They do not usually get this big where we were working. :hammer01:

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