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Friday I returned to one of my favorite spots that soon will be developed over. Its for sale and I wish I could buy it. These are from the [Silurian] Clinton Group, Keefer Formation - locally called the Upper Frankstown Ore Bed. The white is calcite material. The red "iron ore" is somewhat pisolitic and some fossils are filled/replaced with specular Hematite. (which doesn't photograph well.) If anyone has any idea what the big flat "Scallop like shell"{414C. 414D} is I'd be interested in hearing. I enjoy the level of detail that is sometimes preserved.

414 A.jpg

414 B.jpg

414 B2.jpg

414 Brach.jpg

414 C.jpg

414 Coral Detail 2.jpg

414 Coral Detail.jpg

414 Crinoid closeups.jpg

414 Crinoid columnals.jpg

414 D.jpg

414 fossil ore.jpg

414 GROUP.jpg

414 orthoceras pieces.jpg

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Innocentx

1 thru 3 pics are a horn coral. Nice.

6 and 7 are of a bryozoan (great looking fossil!).

8 and 9 are crinoid stem parts.

10, the larger shell is a brachiopod, Derbyia.

13 looks to be a nautiloid.

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Fossildude19
45 minutes ago, Innocentx said:

1 thru 3 pics are a horn coral. Nice.

6 and 7 are of a bryozoan (great looking fossil!).

8 and 9 are crinoid stem parts.

10, the larger shell is a brachiopod, Derbyia.

13 looks to be a nautiloid.

 

I don't believe Derbyia is a Silurian species. :unsure:

 

I would say it is more likely a Strophomena sp. 

 

Great finds, Tim!

Thanks for posting them.

Regards,

 

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Innocentx

Fossildude19, you are exactly right.  So many pictures I forgot when it was. :headscratch:

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Wrangellian

I like those bryozoans, and I bet that brach that is partly covered in matrix will look quite nice if you can remove it.

Keep on collecting - my favorite local site is a big development in progress and with me it's a one-man fossil salvage operation. (I think - maybe the occasional 'itinerant worker' as well.)

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sTamprockcoin

Thanks for the input. I'm glad that the FF exists so that I can share my fun & finds with people that don't give me that condescending "oh that's nice" that they use on anyone who is not discussing hunting, guns, cars, or doctor visits .

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