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sTamprockcoin

Hi Everyone,

Now that RL is back to some measure of stability I'm exploring. Pa recently reworked an unstable road cut here in Blair county and some interesting material has weathered from the very soft Ridegely Member at the top of the Old Port Formation [Devonian]. With spring coming late I've located several other exposures of this layer and am excited because it is so easy to work (get the sandstone matrix wet and you can rub it off with your fingers!) I posted some unknowns over in the ID Help Section.

Crinoid Bits.jpg

Crinoid Root Cup Molds.jpg

E Side 1.jpg

Gastropods.jpg

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Darktooth

Neat finds! What are the items pic 2?

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goatinformationist

Those are so cool.

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sTamprockcoin

As far as I can figure out they are the molds of crinoid "root masses. But I've had little luck getting a definitive ID!

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sTamprockcoin

Here's a few more from a 2nd stop at the same spot. So convenient that it's right on my way home from work!

Gastropod 2.jpg

P1020599.JPG

P1020600.JPG

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Tidgy's Dad

Those are really great finds! :)

Love the brachiopods but the coral and gastropod are amazing too! 

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KimTexan

Nice finds. I like the gastropods the best. The crinoid pieces look very interesting. Maybe they have been mineralized or something. I have not seen any that look quite like that before. At least I assume they are crinoid. Maybe they are just a different variety than where I have found them before.

 

Is that beekite on the last gastropod? It looks like it, but I can't tell for sure. If so very cool!

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KimTexan
6 hours ago, sTamprockcoin said:

Here's a few more from a 2nd stop at the same spot. So convenient that it's right on my way home from work!

Gastropod 2.jpg

 

P1020600.JPG

Is the first a nautaloid or gastropod?

Nice Spiriferidae. How big are they?

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sTamprockcoin

I'm assuming its a gastropod. These spifers are around 1 inch long.sorry for forgetting the ruler.

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KimTexan
On 6/2/2018 at 9:00 PM, sTamprockcoin said:

I'm assuming its a gastropod. These spifers are around 1 inch long.sorry for forgetting the ruler.

Is that beekite on the one gastropod?

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sTamprockcoin

Yes and its even more obvious on some of my previously posted pics. If the sun ever comes out I'll do some macro photography of some.

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