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Quick Stop At St. Leon

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Nimravis

After I was unable to visit the St. Leon roadcut yesterday, I decided to see if my non-fossil collecting wife would let me stop for a few minutes on our way home. She agreed, so I made a very quick trip up one gully picking up loose brachiopods, horn coral, bryozoan and some hasp plates- no trilobites. After reviewing @Peat Burns trip report, I believe that I also found the bivalve Ambonychia, but he may be able to confirm. Here are a couple pictures of some of my finds.

 

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My wife is in the car checking the time- LOL.

 

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Possible Ambonychia Bi-Valve

 

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Peat Burns

It sure looks like it could be an Ambonychia.  Another possibility to check / compare with is Anomalodonta.  

 

Great finds.  You found some really nice Rafinesquina in the photo just below your bivalve.   It can be difficult to find unbroken ones free of the matrix like that.

 

Thanks for sharing.

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Nimravis
11 minutes ago, Peat Burns said:

It sure looks like it could be an Ambonychia.  Another possibility to check / compare with is Anomalodonta.  

 

Great finds.  You found some really nice Rafinesquina in the photo just below your bivalve.   It can be difficult to find unbroken ones free of the matrix like that.

 

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the info.

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jewelonly

@Nimravis  Wow!! Such great finds in a short time! Thank you for the St. Leon report and the Google Earth map! Hope we are able to work it in to our collecting schedule.  :)

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Darktooth

Really nice finds for a quick stop!

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TheSpaceGeoGal

What is the exact location I would input in my gps ? Thanks!

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dalmayshun

it is such a great place to stop on a trip...my wife allows the same thing on our travels past it....One hour she says, no more...but an hour provides a great opportunity to hunt... Great finds. Everytime I have stopped there, I have found interesting things in a relatively short time. 

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Monica

Wow - those are some beautiful and large brachiopods, @Nimravis - I am very :envy:

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Nimravis
27 minutes ago, Monica said:

Wow - those are some beautiful and large brachiopods, @Nimravis - I am very :envy:

Thanks Monica

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Max-fossils

Some awesome finds!

Some of the brachiopods look awesome :wub:

 

Best regards,

 

Max

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Nimravis
7 hours ago, Max-fossils said:

Some awesome finds!

Some of the brachiopods look awesome :wub:

 

Best regards,

 

Max

Thanks Max- I am going to try and hit it sometime in November and spend a whole day versus a couple hours- if I do,  i'm going to try and be more discriminating and the pieces that I pick up, especially hash plates. 

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6 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Thanks Max- I am going to try and hit it sometime in November and spend a whole day versus a couple hours- if I do,  i'm going to try and be more discriminating and the pieces that I pick up, especially hash plates. 

Sounds like fun! 

Spending more time somewhere will surely increase the chance of coming home with a better haul!

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