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Mahantango Bryozoan

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Rocky Stoner

Hi folks.

Still searching for a complete trilobite. The "Bit" count is over 80 now .... still hopeful though.

Anyway, I cracked open this densely populated plate of bryozoans. Several species were throughout this chunk.

I saved this split as it is probably the best (size) example of this particular species that I have found here so far.

 

Kind regards,

:)

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WhodamanHD

Never give up hope! Nice bryozoan!

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Fossildude19

That is a lovely plate! :) 

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Jeffrey P

Gorgeous! Congratulations.

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Rocky Stoner

Thanks for the comments guys.

I've shattered so many beautiful plates looking for one specific thing.

Sort of pitiful. Have probably broken up enough really nice hash plates to have paved an entire wall of my office.

 

Regards,

:)

 

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Shamalama

That is a fantastic specimen and example of a Fenestella like bryozoan. You have the central "basket" and several of the fan like "arms". Definitely a low energy depositional environment as otherwise the bryozoan would be smashed to bits. Great find!

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Rocky Stoner

Hi Dave !

I visit your blog regularly, very nice presentation there and a fantastic resource/reference. Great job and thanks for the contribution.

 

Kindest regards.

 

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Shamalama
4 hours ago, Rocky Stoner said:

Hi Dave !

I visit your blog regularly, very nice presentation there and a fantastic resource/reference. Great job and thanks for the contribution.

 

Kindest regards.

 

Thanks, That's what it's there for. Sorry I have not updated in a year or so, been busy with a house move. 

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Arizona Chris

A truly superb find, the basal node is fantastic!

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erose

That is a spectacular fossil!

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Wrangellian

Wonderful example.

When you break a specimen, is there any chance of recovering the pieces and reassembling them with glue? It depends on the laziness factor I guess, but also on the method of digging/extraction and the tendency for pieces to go missing.

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Rocky Stoner
8 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Wonderful example.

When you break a specimen, is there any chance of recovering the pieces and reassembling them with glue? It depends on the laziness factor I guess, but also on the method of digging/extraction and the tendency for pieces to go missing.

Hi Wrawngellian, these are chunks just under the sod that were turned up with a small garden plow. The one pictured is of average size and most are about 1 to 2 inches thick. Many, like this one, are layered with the bryozoans. Some can be split several times exposing similar displays on each split. As far as piecing together neighboring chunks, that would be difficult as the ground was plowed, then tilled 2 times so the chunks are somewhat randomly placed (displaced) now.

 

BTW, I found 6 more trilo - bits (5 cephalons) last evening taking the "bit" count to over 100. About 80 were found in a 10' x 10' area of the new garden ...... but just moults.

 

Thanks for looking,

Kind regards :)

 

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